Missouri Education Watchdog by Cheri Kiesecker If parents know best, why not let PARENTS choose? Betsy DeVos recently declared there is no more Common Core. Tell that to the parents in 46 states/territories who still have common core standards, and still have the common core tests tied to accountability, ...Read more Comments Off on Jeb Bush says, “Parents know best for their children.” Does that mean PARENTS can choose schools without Common Core standards, tests, data?
Is your child’s school experience like this? Joyful and creative? Or like this? Is creativity stifled in the quest for common expectations? An insightful short film on the effects of utilitarian education should be watched by parents, teachers, administrators, school board members and legislators so they can understand the ...Read more Comments Off on “Alike”: A Visual Representation of a Standardized Life.
Achieve the Core recently held a conference in Denver where #coreadvoactes tweeted their support of Common Core and NGO directed educational policy. From a sampling of the tweets, Common Core writers (not elected by your state boards of education) Sue Pimental and Jason Zimba served as cheerleaders and thought ...Read more Comments Off on Achieve #coreadvocates: This is When Parents Will Join Them. “When Pigs Fly”
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?