Global Conspiracy Seeks to Silence the Truth!

Originally published by AMERICANSCAPEGOAT.COM

July 18, 2014

An anonymous source close to the Scapegoat has come forward with information that threatens to expose a global conspiracy which appears intent on shielding the American sheeple from the knowledge that most teacher movies are subpar entertainments that offer little in the way of artistic merit. The source stumbled upon this wide-reaching conspiracy while attempting to Google a list of the worst teacher movies of all time. The result of the search revealed this! While the intent of the Google search was quite clear, Google mocks the freedom lover by offering intentionally misleading results through the introduction of a preposition that changes the entire direction of the search. Worst teacher in movies? One would be tempted to pause to wonder where they found the gall if one wasn’t so alarmed by the discovery of this covert attack on our freedom. Continue reading Global Conspiracy Seeks to Silence the Truth!

New Products: STAAR Expository Prompts (4th Grade)

Originally published by AMERICANSCAPEGOAT.COM

JULY 10, 2014

I’m pleased to offer a collection of twenty STAAR-style expository writing prompts at my TPT store for the low price of $1.50.  The  prompts are available in PDF and PowerPoint formats.

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Experimental File: Emojibra Bundle #1 TPT

Relabeling Failure Leads to Increased Success

Originally published by AMERICANSCAPEGOAT.COM

July 7, 2014

It is 2014, the year that NCLB had scheduled for American students’ performances on high stakes bubble tests to reach a glorious saturation point marked by 100% passing rates.  We may not have hit our target, but according to some, we still have cause to celebrate. Here in Texas, TEA (Texas Education Agency) recently boasted about the tremendous gains that students have achieved in Biology and Algebra I.  Remarkably, 86% of Texas students who took the Algebra I exam in 2014 managed to pass the test, clearing one of the five exam hurdles that serve as a requirement for graduation in the state.  The proof is in the pudding,  one might say.  The trouble is that you have to read labels very carefully these days to know just what’s being served up to you.  As it turns out, the scores that TEA reported are even more misleading than the claims in a Kevin Trudeau infomercial. Continue reading Relabeling Failure Leads to Increased Success