"I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power." - Thomas Jefferson 1820

"There is a growing technology of testing that permits us now to do in nanoseconds things that we shouldn't be doing at all." - Dr. Gerald Bracey author of Rotten Apples in Education

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Freedom vs Common Core State (sic) Standards

I received this excellent video showing what Common Core State (sic) Standards are really all about from Paul Bogush at Blogush.edublogs.org:

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. - Vimeo

15 hours ago – Don't think you're on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path.


I will be told (how to teach the standards and when to teach the standards) by people who have never met my kids....

....and by people who have never taught in a classroom.
Watch the children singing.  Are we still "land of the Pilgrims' pride"?  13 years of continuous testing set by private companies doesn't sound like educational freedom to me.  Does it to you?

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. from Paul Bogush on Vimeo.

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