My and my husband’s paths crossed this weekend when I happened to catch (out of the corner of my eye because I cannot imagine sitting down to watch this) an ad by Exxon Mobile, that ran during the golf tournament he was watching on tv, promoting the Common Core Standards. ...Read more Comments Off on Petro Dollars Get Behind Common Core Education Standards
The DOEd has just released their draft regulation for the latest round of the Race To The Topgrant competition. Many have noted extensively how they no longer seem to care that they are forbidden by law from developing national standards. Duncan and his representatives have repeatedly stated that they ...Read more Comments Off on Department of Education – The Master of Loopholes?
Sandra from Grumpy Educators told me months ago that the parents were going to rebel against the education reforms being forced on them, and it would become an election-year issue. It’s an issue Republican candidates have largely avoided, early on the actual conservatives that were running spoke ...Read more Comments Off on Education Reform’s becoming an election year issue
Missouri Education Watchdog: Who are the “Elves” behind Common Core Standards, Longitudinal Data Systems and Workforce Development? ALEC, Bill Gates and Others Revealed. The following is from an email (reprinted with permission) I received from Kris Alman, a physician in Oregon, who has been following the educational reform that ...Read more Comments Off on Who are the “Elves” behind Common Core Standards,
Current education reform discussions revolve around modifications to the existing system of education delivery. They rarely touch on what is being delivered. Though there is a big push to develop a set of “Common Standards” which would cover the “what”, those standards still really on focus on creating efficiencies in the delivery ...Read more Comments Off on Rethinking Education Reform
Before I opened my own websites I used to comment on one of the Gannett Sites, Florida Today. Over the last couple years I moved away from the site, now I very seldom pay attention at all to Florida Today. They still do a good job with local ...Read more Comments Off on Education Reform, MSM is starting “to get it”
as he Veers from the School Choice Talking Points. It’s Quite Revealing. Jay P. Greene’s blog had an article about the WSJ bucking the teachers’ unions and siding with school choicers entitled WSJ: Council on Foreign Relations Endorses School Choice: But the real story is how much progress ...Read more Comments Off on Education Reformer UNMASKED
“with a deliciously deceptive spin on parental engagement.” . This Saturday morning, Florida State Senators attended a special budget meeting that included consideration of SB1718, the so-called Parent Trigger. The committee meeting was hastily called and hit several procedural speed bumps and political posturing by bill proponents. However, efforts ...Read more Comments Off on Parent Trigger: “Scholastic snake oil