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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Memo to Legislators and DESE: Even Monty Python Understands Common Core Standards Are Deadly.

Here is a somewhat humorous yet realistic look at the ramifications of the adoption of common core standards from Monty Python. It's worth the 2:48 time it takes to see what happens to those who don't know the answers to the standardized questions. The ending exemplifies what ultimately happens to the system administering these questions to the knights.

Enjoy this bit of dark humor. We'll follow up tomorrow on a more serious discussion of common core standards and why they literally do mean the death of educational innovation.

1 comment:

  1. This is hilarious! Do you think that the new common core standards will have 'sense of humor-101' as part of the curriculum?


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