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Back-to-School Angst: Troubling Observations of an Informed "Research Mom"

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Spatial–temporal reasoning is an area of artificial intelligence. On the computing side, it involves development of high-level control systems of robots for navigating and understanding time and space. What has this to do with your child? Ask Research Mom, Sharon Hanek, who's back on TRUTHTalk to expose insidious trends in your child's school, whether public or private (secular or Christian). Make no mistake. Educationese aims to manipulate & deceive, so it behooves parents to know what's meant by classical lit v. advocacy journalism, criteria- v. norm- referenced testing, A.I. grading v. "live," continuous assessment. Parents best distinguish between phonics v. word configuration strategies, ST/ JiJi math v. traditional math disciplines, Direct Instruction v. "guide-on-the-side" methodology, "college readiness" v. jr. college ready (with 8th grade proficiency). Just what does Outcome-based (performance-based) education mean? Given onset of a new school year, parents need to wake up, master the lingo, and make their voices heard! Their kids deserve no less from them.

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