New York’s Common Core Pre-K Standards: They’re Not Kidding Around

An angry New York City parent of a preschooler got my attention on Twitter. “Are you f**king kidding me?” she wrote. “I may just quit my job and home-school my daughter.” I wondered what on earth could be so terrible. I soon found out: the New York City Department of Education’s “Common Core–aligned tasks embedded […]

Homeland Security Teacher Rating System Threat Advisory

Print[1], using a #2 pencil.  Submit copies to:               U. S. Department of Education               Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation               National Governors Association Center for Best Practices               Editorial Department New York Times               ALEC Name: Last _______________ First _______________ Middle ____________ Alias _______________ Sex: M F Other Not […]

Nobel Prize Economist Refutes David Coleman's Crackpot Literacy Theory

Common Core Curriculum Standards entrepreneur David Coleman is barnstorming the country claiming that schools need to de-emphasize fiction and obliterate any semblance of reader response. No feelings, no imaginations, no speculations: Just the facts, kid. What children need, asserts Coleman, whose connection with what US public schoolchildren need is a masters degree from Oxford, is […]

Cut, Slice, Slash, It's Time.

States and other municipalities are going bankrupt.  This country is self-destructing.  We are simply ignoring the klaxon.  But, lets examine this. Governors and mayors facing large deficits have set their sights on a relatively new target — the soaring expense of health benefits for millions of retired state and local workers. As they contend with […]