Eric Wearne

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Eric Wearne

Eric Wearne is an assistant professor of education at a college outside Atlanta, and teaches undergraduate courses on assessment. He also teaches literature at St. John Bosco Academy, a hybrid homeschool/private high school, and is a founding board member at Latin Academy Charter School, a startup middle school in Atlanta. Prior to joining the faculty, Eric served as Deputy Director of the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, where he helped design and conduct Georgia’s first statewide standardized testing audit. His work has been published by the Journal of School Choice, the Cato Institute, the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He began his career as a high school English teacher, and is a convert to the Catholic faith. He also writes at www.ericwearne.com.

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Creative Schooling

This week is National School Choice Week, and while events around the country in support of this effort continue to grow, American schooling continues, in many ways, to become more and more centra... More

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10 Reasons Conservatives Should Love (or at least care about) Soccer

The groups for the 2014 World Cup, to be held in Brazil, were announced Friday.  The U.S. Men’s National Team (USMNT) drew Ghana, Germany, and Portugal, a group that will definitely be consider... More

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Serenity. Now.

In the science fiction movie Serenity, the follow up to the too-soon-cancelled TV show Firefly, the hero, Captain Mal Reynolds, is being pursued by an assassin (and the entire military), whose job... More

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What Do Parents Want in a School?

The Thomas B. Fordham institute recently published an interesting study about American parents.  Many education reports focus on test score-based accountability.  This paper is different in that... More

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Mere Creatures of the State?

This past Thursday, German police forces raided a private home at 8 o'clock in the morning and removed four children from their parents.  According to a report, “The children were taken to un... More

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One Test to Rule Them All?

“I gave you the chance of aiding me willingly, but you have elected the way of pain.” – Saruman, The Fellowship of the Ring The state of New York released results of its Common Core-align... More

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Who Needs Subsidiarity: A Primer on Common Core

{Please welcome the first post by guest contributor Eric Wearne. -Ed.} As each new school year comes along, most states are moving further in trying to implement the Common Core State Standards... More


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