BUILDING THE MACHINE (2014) – Official Trailer [HQ] I want to use the same disclaimer here that I did the last time I posted Common Core State Standards (CSSS) related materials from sources that I disavow any connection with. The video is produced by, and also features, individuals that are from fringe-right-wing groups. The last […]
EngageNY, the propaganda website of the New York State Education Department, has a series of videos promoting “innovative” teaching to the Common Core standards. The video library is an innovative and differentiated resource that brings the Common Core instructional shifts, teacher and leadership evaluation, and data driven instruction to life. I was recently sent the […]
The Tea Party or right wing element of the common core debate frames the standards and its affiliations as an Obama-centric initiative. Perhaps calling it “Obamacore.” I see references to the United Nations, socialism, and everything RW conservatives hate about Obama, even referencing his birth certificate. Neoliberal education reformers, or those enamored by CCSS, use […]
Makes sense that a for-profit outfit like @cu_portland would base an entire program on propaganda #commoncore
Here’s information on the program itself, a one year masters in CCSS Instructional Leadership. I see that the program includes a one semester course on research methods. Will it give students enough of a critical vocabulary to actually conclude that there is little to no research base supporting CCSS? It seems that this is one […]
From what I hear the American Girl series of dolls from Mattel strives to create a realistic version of 9-11 year old girls. Congrats Mattel! This accessory is right on the mark for a young girl attending a public school. The backpack includes a Pearson enVision Math text book that is Common Core aligned. Hopefully […]
I made my very first video! Yes, it’s catered specifically to New Mexico, but that’s the fight in which I’m embroiled at this point in time. But I think that it can be shared with all parents of all states, just to get people exposed. And, hey–it’s set to “Uprising” by Muse. The best modern […]
One more day before a short, but much-needed break. We’re culminating our study of the solar system tomorrow by launching a model rocket. But I just thought, for giggles, to peruse Google and Pinterest for some “Thanksgiving Fun” in case I had a few worthless minutes to spare. In 2013, is Thanksgiving in schools still […]
Joining Forces for Education was formed in response to Ben Austin’s public school bulldozer outfit, the Walton Family Foundation funded Parent Revolution. Ellen Lubic occasionally contributes to Professor Ravitch’s site. Obama : With Banksters/Common Core/Race to the Top/College for All, and other fantasy legislation vs. Reality and Vocational Ed We, the People, wanted to believe in […]
A #commoncore, #collegeandcareerready version of the Gettysburg address. Enjoy the world of work future bees!
If the CCSS gets its way, here’s what it might do to the Gettysburg address, on its 150th anniversary.
I was outside this morning checking the handy work completed by my wife and me yesterday in the rain and cold (putting up a shed). Luckily the shed was still in the yard but just as I was going to check out the detailed craftsmanship my wife opened the door, “Tim! Hurry up! Come here!” […]
As the fight over Common Core, high-stakes testing, the new APPR teacher evaluation system, and education commissioner John King’s leadership hits a fever pitch in New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has been silent for weeks. Today we finally get some quotes from Cuomo who declared himself “lobbyist” for the students of New York. “It’s […]