Source: A Failing Public Education
Badly does an enemy treat his enemy, a foeman his foe: worse is the havoc wrought by a misdirected mind (Buddha)
It was a revelation. As I received my first period as a substitute, I recognized a few of the sophomores I had worked with a year ago. They had an interesting assignment left by their regular teacher in English II, the analysis of a poem written by a concentration camp survivor.
This Common Core math worksheet offers a glimpse into Kafkaesque third-grade hell
(Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/01/28/this-common-core-math-worksheet-offers-a-glimpse-into-kafkaesque-third-grade-hell/#ixzz2wK6yanIk)
First of all, the Common Core curriculum sweeping the nation is not a product of the Obama administration:
While the Common Core has been voluntarily adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, it has stirred controversy (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-16/bill-gates-says-common-core-standards-helpful-to-u-s-schools.html)
Adopted by 45 states out of 50; is this fact proof that the common core is an imposition by Washington as some extreme right wingers affirm?
A great man talks to all as equals; a vain man considers himself as superior; a wise man will let the fool speak without passing judgment.
It’s the middle of spring break and the weather is not cooperating; of course, as a recently retired teacher, this week feels the same as every other one, except for much less traffic in town. Still, a part of me misses the relationship with students and staff. I keep wondering whether the special needs teens who were assigned to me are doing well. My natural vanity believed nobody else could make a difference for them. Nonsense of course, but I know some teachers lack the vocational fire needed to do the job.
Interesting video for multiple reasons. One of the most important is because it shows us how much we DONT know. The beginning of the video reports the results of a nationwide study that asked 5,000 people about what they ‘thought’ the income distribution was in the United States. They were not even close to being accurate… No matter if you think income inequality is acceptable at current levels, it is important that we at least have a realistic portrayal of the facts. This video is a short step in that direction.