Common Core Standards [CCS]

///Common Core Standards [CCS]

How Common Core’s Recommended Books Fail Children of Color

Introductory Essay By Betsy L. Angert | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. September 16, 2014 Common Core discussions often center around the "standard" conversation. Parents, teachers, and those interested in education articulate a need for greater consideration. Critics argue, Common Core is a one-size-fit-all negotiation. Countless ask, what [...]

How Common Core’s Recommended Books Fail Children of Color 2016-11-29T17:37:37+00:00

Governor Bobby Jindal’s Commitment to Common Core Gone With The Wind

Remember when the National Governors Association told us that Common Core was our friend? It was not that long ago. The year was 2010. Way back then a states-led effort to develop the Common Core State Standards was adopted. For near a year, state leaders, including governors [...]

Governor Bobby Jindal’s Commitment to Common Core Gone With The Wind 2016-11-29T17:37:41+00:00

Bill Gates Needs To Drop His Common Core Obsession

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates London June 13, 2011. | Reuters/Paul Hackett The billionaire's latest little fixation is catching hell on all sides. Here's why he's better off simply moving on By Michael P. Mazenko | Originally Published at Salon. July 7, 2014 It’s hard to envision Bill [...]

Bill Gates Needs To Drop His Common Core Obsession 2016-11-29T17:37:50+00:00

Common Core Battle Escalates

What happens in each state reminds us that we are all connected. Politicians vie for elected positions and education school officials take advantageous stands. To be for or against Common Core State Standards is ever-changing. How much of this depends on who makes decisions? Is it a [...]

Common Core Battle Escalates 2016-11-29T17:37:51+00:00

The Education Paradigm – Raising Children to Return to Our Basements

Illustration; Shutterstock By Yong Zhao | Originally Published at Zhao Learning.. July 2, 2014 Last year when my son graduated from college, I asked the question “can you stay out of my basement?” as I believe an important outcome of education is the ability to live out [...]

The Education Paradigm – Raising Children to Return to Our Basements 2016-11-29T17:37:54+00:00

Death to Common Core! Long Live Failed Education Policy!

By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. June 6, 2014 From the beginning of the call for and debate about Common Core, I have taken a clear stand against the promise of standards-based reform; for example, Why Common Standards Won’t Work: A [...]

Death to Common Core! Long Live Failed Education Policy! 2016-11-29T17:37:57+00:00

REVEALED: Gates Foundation Financed PBS Education Programming Which Promoted Microsoft’s Interests

By Nathaniel Mott and David Sirota | Originally Published at Pando Daily. June 5, 2014 In September 2011, a newly-launched nonprofit called the Teaching Channel announced that it would be producing a video series dubbed “Teaching Channel Presents” for PBS. The videos would be produced in partnership [...]

REVEALED: Gates Foundation Financed PBS Education Programming Which Promoted Microsoft’s Interests 2016-11-29T17:37:57+00:00

Common Core Standards: Another $cheme that Fails Children in Public Schools

By Raynard Sanders, Ed.D.. | Originally Published at The New Orleans Tribune. May 2014 The latest scheme from the corporate reformers is that every state needs to adopt the Common Core standards. Common Core is another idea manufactured by a powerful group of wealthy individuals in this [...]

Common Core Standards: Another $cheme that Fails Children in Public Schools 2016-11-29T17:38:04+00:00

Common Core Movement Never about Teaching and Learning, Always about Testing

Illustration; Back To School by Adam Zyglis September 3, 2013 By Paul L. Thomas, Ed.D. | Originally Published at The Becoming Radical. April 24, 2014 As of April 24, 2014, I am tired to the core of writing about the Common Core because I know three things: [...]

Common Core Movement Never about Teaching and Learning, Always about Testing 2016-11-29T17:38:04+00:00