The Standardization of Subjectivity: Common Core Death

While life is characterized by growth in a structured, functional manner, the necrophilious person loves all that does not grow, all that is mechanical. The necrophilious person is driven by the desire to transform the organic into the inorganic, to approach life mechanically, as if all living persons were things… Memory, rather than experience; having, […]

Parents, Beware Gates $$$$ Connections! Teachers, You’d Better Watch Out Too

 Three Little Questions: To Parents: This is the massive data collection system funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that will put your children’s data up for auction. Why hasn’t your PTA told you about any of this? To Teachers: This is the massive data system funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation […]

The Unknown Teacher

  (To JS/07/M/378 In place of a marble monument, this data is warehoused at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and at NEA and AFT Headquarters) She was found by the U. S. Department of Education to be One against whom there was no official debit side, And all the reports on her conduct agree […]

Look at Who's Partnering with Verizon to Deliver Common Core Offal

Parents and teachers are faced with a volcanic eruption of curriculum claiming to deliver the Common Core State [sic] Standards. Here’s a look at one coterie (check out the third meaning: a group of prairie dogs occupying a communal burrow) gathered under the Verizon Foundation umbrella. Verizon invites Partners to join them at Thinkfinity to […]

In 20002, Business Week Revealed Why Common Core Disdains Fiction

And the little very very very very very very very old man smiled, and looking at the faerie he said: ‘Why?’ —e. e. cummings, The Old Man Who Said Why This is the kind of writing primary graders savor. I speak from first-hand, on-the-spot observation here. Of course, teacher experience, knowledge, and intuition count for […]

Rotten to the (Common) Core

If insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting different results, then South Carolina is about to join much of the nation in education policy that can only be called insanity. The current accountability era was spurred by A Nation at Risk, and despite that report being flawed and a political tool, […]