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Common Core again threatens to make little kids pee their pants
Daily Caller ^ | January 7, 2014 | Eric Owens

Posted on 01/07/2014 4:58:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

School officials at a public elementary school in Chicago are ordering teachers to sign students up for “designated restroom times” when entire, overcrowded classes of little kids must use the bathroom each day.

The rationale for the draconian pee policy is to improve the school’s dreadful results on Common Core-related standardized tests.

An anonymous teacher at the unidentified pre-K-8 forwarded a memo concerning the policy to Anthony Cody of Education Week. The memo reportedly went out to all faculty members at the school last week.

“Welcome back and Happy New Year!” the memo reads. “In order to maximize student learning and reduce the loss of instructional time, we are implementing two new restroom policies.”

The memo then explains that teachers may send their kids to the bathroom “only during your allotted time so that multiple groups of students are not competing to use the facilities.”

There’s a strict five-minute time limit for each entire class.

“Use your watch or stopwatch to time the students and praise them when they meet the behavior and time expectations.”

In addition to daily five-minute breaks, students will receive exactly two — two! — bathroom passes “to use between now and the end of the quarter.” Students “can choose to hold on to them and trade them in for a reward at the end of the quarter.” Teachers must “promote the benefit of not using the passes by reminding students that rewards will be given for left over passes at the end of the quarter.”

As Education Week notes, the unidentified Chicago elementary school’s memo doesn’t affirmatively say that Common Core is to blame for the brutal bathroom regime. Education Week’s source indicated, however, that administrators put the oppressive policy in place to raise abysmal scores on standardized tests created by multinational education conglomerate Pearson and based squarely on the Common Core curriculum.

The source who sent the memo claims that the school was downgraded recently to “Level 3,” the lowest possible score for a Chicago public school. As a result of the downgrade, the school will likely be shuttered if the school’s aggregate scores on the tests don’t increase rapidly.

This new policy reminds The Daily Caller of an amazingly sad incident last December when the mother of a seven-year-old boy in Texas said her son wet his pants in class because he hadn’t accumulated enough good behavior credits to secure a trip to the bathroom.

Also, in New York, a group of eight respected principals drafted a letter expressing deep concerns about the high-stakes testing of Common Core. “We know that many children cried during or after testing, and others vomited or lost control of their bowels or bladders,” the letter stated, in part.


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KEYWORDS: bathroom; commoncore; curriculum; learning; publiceducation; teaching
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1 posted on 01/07/2014 4:58:03 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
An anonymous teacher at the unidentified pre-K-8 ...

An unimpeachable source!

2 posted on 01/07/2014 5:00:08 AM PST by Tax-chick (The superpowers ascribed to "feminists" make me wish I was one.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The beatings will continue until moral improves.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 5:01:03 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2014/01/chicago_school_rations_bathroo.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-FB&override=web

Dear Faculty,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! In order to maximize student learning and reduce the loss of instructional time, we are implementing two new restroom policies.

1. Designated Restroom Times - Take your class to use the restroom only during your allotted time so that multiple groups of students are not competing to use the facilities. Also, the expectation is that the restroom break should last only five minutes. Before leaving for the restroom, clearly communicate the behavioral expectations and the time limit. Use your watch or stopwatch to time the students and praise them when they meet the behavior and time expectations.

Sign up for your restroom time slot in the main office by Tuesday, January 7.

2. Restroom Passes - In addition to scheduled restroom breaks, students will be given restroom passes to use if they need to use the restroom outside of the scheduled time. Students will be given two restroom passes to use between now and the end of the quarter. They can choose to hold on to them and trade them in for a reward at the end of the quarter. Following these guidelines:

Have students fill in their names as soon as they receive them. Passes are invalid if names are crossed out for another name.

For the upper grades, students can use one teacher’s pass in another classroom, but they still only get the same number of passes per quarter.

Use a class roster to have student initial next to their name to indicate that they received the passes.

Have students fill in the “time out” and “time in” and then turn the pass in to the teacher when finished. This will help them practice the CCS of telling time with both digital and analog clocks.

Promote the benefit of not using the passes by reminding students that rewards will be given for left over passes at the end of the quarter.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,

(administrator)


4 posted on 01/07/2014 5:03:10 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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RE :”“Use your watch or stopwatch to time the students and praise them when they meet the behavior and time expectations.”
In addition to daily five-minute breaks, students will receive exactly two — two! — bathroom passes “to use between now and the end of the quarter.” Students “can choose to hold on to them and trade them in for a reward at the end of the quarter.” Teachers must “promote the benefit of not using the passes by reminding students that rewards will be given for left over passes at the end of the quarter.”

Rewards for holding it in.

5 posted on 01/07/2014 5:03:34 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: DariusBane

Imagine if this much effort was put into teaching the basics?


6 posted on 01/07/2014 5:04:41 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: sickoflibs

7 posted on 01/07/2014 5:06:15 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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Becky.... ? What was he last name?

She wet her pants and her desk and it puddled on the floor in the third grade.

Her brother was Doug I’m pretty sure.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 5:07:42 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These are industrialized schools.

Kids need to be kids. They could learn a lot more by going fishing, organizing the tackle box, counting lures, learning how to tie knots. Learning types of fish. Learning to identify trees and animal tracks. Every animal learns by play. Predators learn to hunt by playing. Cattle learn to fight and learn social order through play.

Human is the only animal that warehouses it’s kids and MAKES them learn stuff. Regulates everything. When to pee, when to talk. When to stand up. When to sit down. When to talk. When to eat.


9 posted on 01/07/2014 5:10:06 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

They want our kids to just be Another Brick in the Wall


10 posted on 01/07/2014 5:11:02 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Strongly suggest this be implemented at all government buildings for all civil service employees. Each employee will be issued a tag bracelet to keep track of their movements. Any employee spending more that five minutes away from their desk will be fined $100 the first time and $500 the second time. Three time losers will be terminated immediately.


11 posted on 01/07/2014 5:11:35 AM PST by Portcall24
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I would tell my kid to go up to the teacher each time and let er rip so that his pee got on their shoes (if they were still young). I bet that stupidity would stop pronto.


12 posted on 01/07/2014 5:13:56 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is this satire?

IF not, they need to add an extra column to the report card: bathroom time. Those with lowest times get a trophy at the end of the year. Everyone else will win a trophy, too, so no one will feel left out.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 5:16:55 AM PST by Right Wing Assault
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Geez, now the control of students bodily functions.

Hang in there kids for another lincoln or reagan to set you free.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 5:23:19 AM PST by lowbridge
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I know people that work inside a public school where most of the "students" are the sons and daughters of Obama. The kids are constantly asking to go to the bathroom so they can slack off and spend even a few minutes away from the watchful eye of pale skinned authority. Even if they really do need to relieve themselves they take their sweet time about it.

The CPS is trying to improve their numbers but it won't work. It's not about bathroom breaks. Its about certain peoples not giving a damn about education or improving themselves.

15 posted on 01/07/2014 5:27:47 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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Human is the only animal that warehouses it’s kids and MAKES them learn stuff. Regulates everything. When to pee, when to talk. When to stand up. When to sit down. When to talk. When to eat.

Slave training. Teach kids to cower to authority.

16 posted on 01/07/2014 5:28:36 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Interesting. I didn’t know there was a town in North Korea named Chicago.


17 posted on 01/07/2014 5:28:56 AM PST by BinaryBoy (Socialism is slavery.)
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“Use your watch or stopwatch to time the students and praise them when they meet the behavior and time expectations.”

"Yay, Johnny! Way to piddle!"

18 posted on 01/07/2014 5:29:27 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Bring back recess

we used to have three recesses, 10 AM, 12 noon and 1:30 PM


19 posted on 01/07/2014 5:31:28 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bert
When I was in the first grade, a kid named Doug wet his pants at his desk because we were told to never ask to use the bathroom.

I can still see the look of humiliation on the poor kid's face these many years later.

20 posted on 01/07/2014 5:37:48 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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