If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS tweets from the past week when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

 

  1. Ignore E. Don Brown at your own peril. (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. In these morally confused times, we must be slam-bang direct: A voucher by any other name – tuition tax credit, opportunity scholarship, education grant, etc.- is still a voucher. It diverts public money to underwrite private interest. It is inherently corrupt. (By @pastors4txkids)

 

  1. What if school failure is really about inadequate funding, regressive taxation and an accountability system that punishes the poor and rewards the affluent? How is this the fault of educators? (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. There is a special place in Heaven for Kindergarten teachers. (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. Lone Star Governance is sold as a method to improve student outcomes. The state especially leans hard on struggling school districts, pushing Lone Star Governance as THE answer to their performance concerns. This is a problem. (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. If mastery is the goal, then the most important grade is the cumulative exam (state or local) at the end of the course. Which means that all the work prior to the EOC or final is just… practice. (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. When an external (state or district) standard is higher than the classroom standard, then the classroom standard must be increased to match the external standard. Anything less is a disservice to students. . (By @LYSNation)

 

  1. “Superior leaders are willing to admit a mistake and cut their losses. Be willing to admit that you’ve changed your mind. Don’t persist when the original decision turns out to be a poor one”. -Brian Tracy (By @effectleader)

 

  1. Poor students of all races perform worse on tests than more-affluent students. It’s true of the SATs and every other standardized test. And black students (along with Hispanic and American Indian, etc.) are more likely than their white and Asian counterparts to be poor. (By @tgrierhisd)

 

  1. What if the state standard for the state EOC was fewer than 70% of the answers correct. But instead of calling that failure… wink, wink. Instead the state calls that mastery. Don’t laugh, this is basically Standard Operation Procedure for many states. (By @LYSNation)

 

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