SORT BY Relevancy
Common Core should be renamed the “Lowest Common Denominator.” He suggests that American schools have been scientifically designed to prevent over-education, thus “ensuring workers who will never be tempted to better their stations in life.”
Common Core was not developed by the states but rather by the "COMMON CORE REGIME" along with Obama's stimulus $$ and pushed by the duped Republican governors and business groups.
The push by a DC-based nonprofit called Achieve, Inc., which is the Education division of Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp., under the auspices of the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2007. Neither NGA nor CCSSO (which are merely trade associations with private membership lists) had a grant of legislative authority from the states to develop national standards. In fact, Common Core was written by the same progressive education reformers who have been trying to impose a national curriculum for decades. This time, they were savvy enough to invoke the “cover”of NGA so they could paint Common Core as a “state-led” effort. To the extent states had any input, it was limited to offering suggestions that may or may not have been accepted by the people in control.
GATES FOUNDATION underwrote( paid for) & promoted the COMMON CORE curriculum scheme along with Jeb Bush's 2 foundations.
RUPERT MURDOCH's News Corp built the database infrastructure In BLOOM evolving out of the above partnership this was created to operate the database.
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) did not create the Standards, but it was deeply involved in the effort to gather together the various trade associations and private foundations to do the work that USED wanted done.
Hear the latest on the Common Core Fight along with other news in politics and around the world. Tyranny has many tentacles and it is causing havoc in every state. Come join us as we discuss today's attempts o awaken state officials about the plight of the children. Also let's discuss what is happening throughout the country as even blue states like NY are very red with anger against the harm being done to their children. Common Core affects US All.
Join Dave Denholm and me as we are reporting on the breaking news FIFA ExCo members are arrested for corruption.
We are pleased that Economist Andy Sutton has accepted our invitation to return to our show this month to blow the whistle on financial corruption and help us become our own advocates. We encourage you to call in with your comments and questions as Andy enjoys speaking with our listeners and is interested to hear what is on their mind. Call in on our new toll-free number 855-866-1170. Look forward to hearing from you.
Join us today for a discussion with Dr. E about her upcoming Spring Retreat at the end of March at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, PA. This is our first ever LIVE show where we will be taking your calls should you have any questions or interest in learning more about this exciting event. Dr. E will talk about why she is putting together this opportunity for patients to spend a weekend with her staff and why participants can consider it a weekend with their own wellness entourage. Listen in or give us a call!
City Council staffers from the Bronx arrested, a Queens Assemblyman's office raided by authorities and a Brooklyn Assemblyman denied bail on his second round of corruption charges. Just another day in paradise here in the Big Apple.
Russell & Gene tackle these issues, plus a look at the NYC BOE's response to that scathing Investigation report, tonight - along with the usual hijinks.
(Two Drink Minimum to listen is STRICTLY enforced!)
COMMON CORE IS SWEEPING THE COUNTRY, LARGELY BY EDICT FROM SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS AND THEIR POLITICAL CRONIES. BUT BLOWBACK IS GAINING STEAM AS MORE AND MORE PARENTS LOOK AT THE PROGRAM AND ITS CURRICULUM AND FIND IT WANTING. SO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR KIDS AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE THEIR BEST INTERESTS ARE WHAT IS DONE?
WE ARE PLEASED TO HAVE MEG NORRIS OF GEORGIA AS OUR GUEST TONIGHT ON NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE. MEG IS A GEORGIA CERTIFIED TEACHER WHO LEFT HER PROFESSION AFTER WATCHING THE FRUSTRATION OF HER CONFUSED SEVENTH GRADE STUDENTS WITH THE COMMON CORE CURRICULUM. SHE JUST REALIZED THAT THIS WAS NOT THE ANSWER TO IMPROVING EDUCATION AND HAS SINCE COMMITTED HERSELF TO AN ACTIVIST ROLE IN STOPPING THIS CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF EDUCATION.
MEG IS TIRELESS; FOUNDED SEVERAL FACEBOOK SITES FOR THE CAUSE INCLUDING OPT OUT GEORGIA AND GEORGIANS TO STOP COMMON CORE. SHE IS ALSO A CANDIDATE FOR A DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION AND TRAVELS EXTENSIVELY TO FIGHT THE BATTLE NOT JUST IN GEORGIA BUT AROUND THE NATION. SHE ALSO IS A FIRM BELIEVER IN CLASSICAL EDUCATION WITH THE NEED FOR A STUDENT TO TAKE NOTES, WRITE IN CURSIVE, AND READ REAL BOOKS (NOT JUST COMPUTER SCREENS), AND USE PAPER, PENCIL AND CRAYONS. YOUNG BRAINS NEED HANDS ON PRACTICALITY TO LEARN.
IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS ABOUT COMMON CORE, AND YOU SHOULD, THE DISCUSSION SHOULD BE VALUABLE FOR PARENTS AND TAXPAYERS ALIKE. IF IT GOES THROUGH AS THE POLITICAL ELITES WOULD LIKE, WE'LL ALL PAY THE PRICE.
On Behind the Headlines this week your hosts are going beyond the Western media's sound and fury to examine the real story behind the 'FIFA corruption scandal', the latest Russian-Chinese military (and political) maneuvers, the return of anthrax on the eve of PATRIOT Act renewal in the US, and the latest madness in Ukraine.
We'll also have updates on the US's 'creative destruction' in the Middle East and the extreme weather and planetary upheaval breaking out all over the world. Tune in from 2-4pm EST / 11am-1pm PST / 7-9pm UTC / 8-10pm CET
TEACHING AND LEADING IN THE COMMON CORE ERA
SMARTBRIEF AND SMARTBLOGS presents NYC Educator and author Ariel Sacks , their Editor's Choice Content Award winner
On this very special edition of the Total Soccer Show, Daryl and Taylor break down Wednesday's FIFA corruption indictments, and detail the charges brought again the 14 defendants, the possible ramifications for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, and what's likely in store for soccer's governing body. The guys also attempt to figure out the best possible scenario that could result from the 3-year investigation, and then (on a more serious note) try to figure out which members of the world soccer community would be most appropriate if "Mad Max: Fury Road" were to be re-cast.