Sounds like you’ve met her.

She was the one who won on “Are you Smarter than a 5th Grader?” and promised to donate the money.

Her creditors went after it as part of the bankruptcy estate. She is the perfect spokesperson for a spurious agenda where the public rhetoric and the intended agenda are mismatched. She simply will not notice the mismatch.

]]>Common Core says rational expressions and functions is stem only – not college prep for all.

p. 57 The high school standards specify the mathematics that all students should study in order to be college and career ready. Additional mathematics that students should learn in order to take advanced courses such as calculus, advanced statistics, or discrete mathematics is indicated by (+).

All standards without a (+) symbol should be in the common mathematics curriculum for all college and career ready students. Standards without a (+) symbol may also appear in courses intended for all students.

High School Algebra –

7. (+) Understand that rational expressions form a system analogous to the rational numbers, closed under addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division by a nonzero rational expression; add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational expressions.

High School Analyzing Functions –

7. Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.

(+) Graph rational functions, identifying zeros and asymptotes when suitable factorizations are available, and showing end behavior.

]]>Oh, and “Ga’s Ed Super” sounds a lot like some kind of distant cousin of Ra’s Al Ghul. Be afraid!

]]>Is anyone in the US looking at the question of whether CCCSI will be a stalking horse for the Education for Sustainable Development agenda in K-12?

That’s what happened in the UK in the late 1990s with similar reforms and its chief architect, Sir Michael Barber, has recently hires Ga’s Ed Super to be the face person for his reform agenda in the US.

Many people, including Georgia officials such as Cox and its Governor Sonny Perdue, have claimed that Ga is the model for CCSSI.

]]>Student of History is exactly right!

From the article:

National standards and tests [will] keep us from enacting the real reforms that are needed in public schools to put more power in parents’ hands.

Fight The Good Fight! (great song from 1987)

All Americans need to wake up and resist this advancement of mediocrity!

From the article:

National standards and tests [will] keep us from enacting the real reforms that are needed in public schools to put more power in parents’ hands.

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Great old song linked on site above…

The days grow shorter and the nights are getting long

Feels like we’re running out of time

Every day it seems much harder tellin’ right from wrong

You got to read it between the lines

Don’t get discouraged, don’t be afraid, we can

Make it through another day

Make it worth the price we pay

Fight the Good Fight!

]]>CCSSI incorporates them by reference into the enacted standards.

It also incorporates Adding It Up and mandates the inclusive classroom for math.

So will an adopting state that offers acceleration and ability grouping in math and/or traditional instruction with worked examples and explained sequential steps be deemed to be violating its CCSSI commitment?

Especially if they are an RTT winner or Title 1 is linked to adoption?

It’s hard not to read the Standards for Mathematical Practice component of the math CCSSI as not mandating the inductive, problem solving first approach.

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