Set those dials to 980 next Friday, October 4th, for host Rob Kasper on the KKMS Christian Talk Radio station. Rob will be talking Common Core with Linda Bell and Kirsten Block of Minnesotans Against Common Core, beginning at 4:15 p.m. The group is set to discuss the basics of Common Core as well as the effects on public, private and home schooling. Question/answer period time permitting.
Autonomy in the classroom is something that teachers find in short supply these days. Amy Price, a second-grade teacher at Berg Elementary School in Newton, Iowa, bares her heart when describing how Common Core has dismantled the joy of learning among her students. Unfortunately, it is no longer “her” classroom.
“We were given new materials packaged and sold as magic bullets to cover everything Common Core and we were instructed to follow it “without deviation”. There has been “little time for anything else but reading and math and tests, and tests, and tests.”
The transformation of education is nearly complete. Teachers have become drones.
“79% of Insiders believe that more states will drop out of the Common Core testing consortia in 2013, and 90% are convinced the number of participating states will drop in 2014.” Whiteboard Advisors
Diane Ravitch posted her observations from this report –
• “Any bandwidth Congress has seems to be devoted to re‐litigating the health care act.”
• “There’s no sense of compromise and no incentive on either side to try to compromise.”
• “Arne Duncan has so mangled federal education at this point that it’s going to take a new administration and secretary to reframe the debate and offer a path forward.”
This video is scary and shows that the implementation of Commom Core is not up for debate, at least in Maryland.
If anyone has any experience with school boards or PTA’s in questioning CCSS, please let us know. We have seen many examples from around the country, but would like to know impacts in MN.