Solid piece on Pearson and AERA. by Morna McDermott McNulty, who blogs at: http://educationalchemy.com/2013/03/03/has-another-venue-of-education-scholarship-sold-out/.

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Guest Blogger Morna McDermott McNulty is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at Towson University. She blogs at Educationalchemy where this post also appears.

I guess I had Tim Slekar’s clarion call to challenge EdWeek in mind when I was looking through my recent issue of Educational Researcher (ER) today. In his blog, Slekar illustrated quite accurately, honestly and pointedly how, “EdWeek’s ‘news’ stories are typically reprinted press releases from the ‘faith-based reformers’ or purely propaganda for the purveyors of the Common Core.” In other words, he asks his readers to consider whether or not EdWeek has sold out to corporate interests.

Educational Researcher (ER) is AERA’s main journal, and AERA is education’s largest research organization, so the numbers of readers are enormous. The new editors themselves note that given the large readership and frequent publications (9 times a year) the…

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