Now off to the MORE meeting.
Here's some more spitting into gale-force winds.
I've actually done quite a bit of research but it seems futile. The Common Core steamroller seems to have squashed nearly all teacher resistance.
There are some new cartoons:
Common Core Fix-up http://susanohanian.org/
US Education Policy http://susanohanian.org/
What Does the Poorest Country in Western Hemisphere Need? http://susanohanian.org/show_
Politicos Compromise; Children Suffer http://susanohanian.org/show_
Kindergarten Test Prep http://susanohanian.org/show_
And so on. Lots of cartoons and documentation for your continued discomfort.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Fixers
Gates money continues to drive projects to put its peculiar definition on texts schools must teach and to diminish all subjects except Language Arts and math.
DOE Administration's Recommended Common Core Pearson's Textbooks Loaded with Errors
New York Daily News
Curriculum-by-Committee is a terrible idea, but teachers need to address the real problem, not whether the pages are aligned.
What we fear is here ~ As seen with my own eyes
EnRaged NY & Joie Tyrrell
blog & Newsday
A warning to everybody about school data.
Who's On First?
In the name of the Common Core career- and college-readiness, Fresno fifth graders are required to read--and write about--New York Times articles.
Third Graders' Common Core 'I Can..." Statements
Common Core lesson
Does anyone consider what notion of reading will third graders in New York have after a year of this?
Training Teachers to Take the Blame
Take a look at the partners behind those EngageNY Common Core teacher training lessons--and at a couple of the lessons themselves. Teachers in other states be warned: These are coming to your state.
Common Core Drills Children on New Names for Old Stew
Common Core entrepreneurs provide new names for old stew.
The writer takes on Weingarten and worksheets.
To the editor
US News and World Report
Here's some info on the STEM malarky.
To the editor
Wall Street Journal
Krashen points out that people still misuse NAEP any way it suits their agenda.
Hoover school bus advocates join with NAACP asking state, Justice Department to intervene
Ugly things happening in Birmingham, AL suburb.
Top Biden aide to head Broad Foundation
Michael A. Memoli
Los Angeles Times
Longtime Democratic political functionary named to head Broad Foundation.
15-DAY NOTICE OF MODIFICATIONS TO TEXT OF PROPOSED REGULATIONS REGARDING SPECIAL EDUCATION
California Department of Education
I thank the California Department of Education for sharing.
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