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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 09:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
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Glen November 10, 2013 at 04:06 pm
Common Core and all its sideshows such as data mining and excessive testing are not what thisRead More country needs. Lets address the pros that have been given: 1. More rigor: To date there is no empirical proof this is more rigorous or better than the previous standards the States had. All the claims are based on research, not actual proof. I am sure that many football coaches do a lot of research and claim they have the winning formula. But that is sports, these are our children. Kentucky has now been doing CC for a few years, ask them how successful it has been. The only proof so far shows it does not work so why not pause and learn from it? 2. Internationally bench-marked: Interesting as the article even states "relevant to the real world" and that is exactly what the official web site had to change internally bench-marked to as they had to admit it was not. A claim that no pro-CC person will make. 3. National Continuity: So we do a national overhaul with an untested and unfunded mandate because less than 2% of the population moves around? Make sense to you? Hmmm
loguek November 10, 2013 at 08:22 pm
I would request the reporter do a more in-depth piece reporting how Common Core standards violateRead More three Federal statutes. Also, would she please inform the readers that the standards are not based on research, data or best educational practice? They were also written by two non-governmental organizations (NGO) and funded by the Federal Government. The standards are also privately copyrighted and cannot be changed by the states. The assessments are not written by your district or state and cannot be changed/altered. The adoption of these standards were NOT state led and in fact, they circumvented legislative process. My suggestion for tomorrow's story? Read the documents on Missouri Coalition Against Common Core and report on the MOU on how data on students will be given to our consortia (SBAC) and the subsequent MOU signed by SBAC and the Department of Education allowing the Federal Government to access any personal identifiable information on students and teachers. http://www.moagainstcommoncore.com/
PaulRevere November 15, 2013 at 05:04 pm
Anything "universal" is already destined for failure. what can be more common than theRead More three-R's of Education. It may come as a shock, but the most successful individuals are not those who were taught in common ways. Common-core will result in common results. It's that simple. Success is generic condition. It has no start or ending denominator. To some people, getting up before 9AM is a success. It's certainly not "learned nor Taught." "educational initiative “designed to be robust and relevant to the real world. Does anyone want to define a 5th grader "real world" and the common-core real world. Is it the east coast or west coast? North or South "REAL WORLD". There is nothing common core in Bill Gates nor Warren Buffett educations leading to their success. You cannot common core the mindset. Period!. Frankly, I beleive this whole common-core is an effort to control how Teachers must teach. The three- R's are about as common-core as it gets. "Common Core is meant to streamline state curricula through a set of universal specifications so that kids all over the country will be LEARNING the same things." LEARNING? Really! So now our government has reached the point of mandating that all "children WILL LEARN" simply because it's universally taught. Of course I understand the point of teaching the same things in all our schools. Standardizing works best for big-corporations efficiency. But, schools-Education are Locally influenced in culture in America. There is nothing common about that. My conclusion? Common core is the result of our Federal Governments dissatisfaction with the teaching methods of our education institutions. They are now providing massive funds to keep the schools funded. Next stop! Total Federal Control of all public schools. Those local communities who would fight need only see their funds Cut. So Long--Free Public schools--Hello! Uncle-School. Trust me--It's coming! Your children will be commonly educated, commonly learned, commonly mind nourished, commonly fed, commonly dressed, commonly scolded as he/she graduates into an "UN-COMMON WORLD".
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SuzAnne Paez October 8, 2013 at 08:32 am
Homework is nothing but practice. A lot of it is memorization, which does not help if you don't useRead More it day in and day out. It must be put to practical use. The change are the schools and parents. Standardized tests are nothing but money makers for the publishers, you really don't have the true results after these tests. Some persons are not test takers, but they have the knowledge. The entire educational system needs to be revamped and this would set a lot of parents in a rage, because what it will take is against what parents think.
Kirkwood School District was chosen as another transfer option for Riverview Gardens students.
Dan L Sullivan August 1, 2013 at 04:19 pm
Check out our stadium. 'You ready to co-sign a second mortgage for 4 million to do more than replaceRead More old seats? Latest 3.3 million makeover is enough for me! Back to the basics in Construction AND Instruction. Wait! Did we join the SEC?
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