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 […]

Billy the Big Bad Bully for Corporate Charter-Voucher Charlatans

Bill Grundfest is a far-right reactionary who despises public education and organized labor. The well heeled Bel Air resident has been on a rhetorical rampage as of late, attacking random social justice activists and public education advocates like those at the South Bronx School blog. Here’s a post discussing a possible debate with Grundfest Next […]