Witnessed at a restaurant this past week: a child less than 2 years old entertaining herself the entire time while her parents ignored her before dinner (talking with an adult friend while waiting for dinner) and then when the parents were eating dinner: Her swiping skills were exceptional. Her ...Read more Comments Off on This Baby Will Be Ready to Tackle Common Core Technology. What’s Not to Love?
When everybody is supposed to go to college, what happens to college standards? Chester Finn seems quite surprised to understand the cause and effect of the Common Core State Standards he helped to promote through The Fordham Institute. He contends the alleged original intent of the standards (higher ...Read more Comments Off on Is Chester Finn *Really* Surprised at the Collapse of College Standards? He Was Warned About that Reality & Cause/Effect of CCSS in 2010.
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Parents and grandparents who want only to have a say in their children’s education, to control how their data is collected and profiled, are made fun of yet again by the Gates Foundation and others in edtech. #Awesome. You can read all ...Read more Comments Off on Hashtag To #BotorNot? Who funded the #CommonCore Project? (It’s not just Gates)
The question (*posted by a British educational provider) was answered and debated on twitter recently. Tom Bennett started an interesting twitter conversation on this question. There were several answers on why education is more than just learning how to use Google ‘facts’, the result of using Google (does it ...Read more Comments Off on Twitter Question: Why Should Students Memorize Facts When They’ve Got Google?
Republican Proposes Eliminating Department of Education. Here Are 7 Reasons That’s A Great Idea. For years, I fought the NEA as a teacher, to teach to the student, the individual student instead of the “class.” Sadly, at tis point, the NEA is more interested in political statements an political ...Read more Comments Off on Could our public schools be better run by state and local citizens?
Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker Even though Common Core has been acknowledged as a major campaign issue and is the focus of a heated debate in education, it was not mentioned during the hearing to confirm our new US Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. We have to wonder why no Democrat, no ...Read more Comments Off on Who’s afraid of Common Core and who supports it? Questions for leaders.
The Federal bureaucrats in the US Department of Education are worried about the data mining via the structure (student longitudinal data systems) they supported which captures student/family Personally Identifiable Information (PII). The bureaucrats endorsed the use of PII which was mandated via The State Stabilization Fund and ESSA. Now ...Read more Comments Off on Karma: Student PII Data Mining Concerns Coming Home to Roost for Dept of Ed Bureaucrats