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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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bathroom; commoncore; curriculum; learning; publiceducation; teaching

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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To: Tax-chick

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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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To: DariusBane

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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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To: DariusBane
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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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“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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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There’s nothing there to show this isn’t fiction or satire. Name the school and the administrator. Show a document or a clear email printout.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 5:43:21 AM PST by Tax-chick (The superpowers ascribed to "feminists" make me wish I was one.)
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To: Madame Dufarge
Next thing you know there will be porcelain buckets in the corners of every classroom.
22 posted on 01/07/2014 5:43:41 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: Progov

Just like jail. Just like they want it to be.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 5:56:41 AM PST by Madame Dufarge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Having attended a catholic grade school in the 50s where you had a bathroom break twice a day I can say that as a little kid having to desparately pee it definitely removes all semblance of learning. Your mind focuses on one and only one thing and that is holding it in at all costs.

On the plus side, I developed an iron bladder or as we called it a “catholic” bladder. On the down side, I know that it made school a less than happy experience.

Idiot teachers.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 5:56:50 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: DariusBane

” 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.”

Those things are the genesis of self sufficiency and sense of accomplishment, a concept that modern education is designed to prevent.


25 posted on 01/07/2014 6:06:52 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Shakin' boss. Still shakin' it."

FMCDH(BITS)

26 posted on 01/07/2014 6:12:13 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I bet prisoners at Guantanamo dont have such restrictions. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that not letting someone go to the bathroom when they need to is considered a form of coercion or torture.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 6:12:42 AM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

With GPS tracking on each student, teachers can now avoid problems of students getting the restroom pass to wander the hallways. With enough resolution you can even tell if little Johnny is a stander or sitter and whether he spent enough time at the sink afterwards. < /I wish it was sarcasm>


28 posted on 01/07/2014 6:14:49 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Child abuse. Liberals are hateful things.


29 posted on 01/07/2014 6:16:35 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: RJS1950

The bathrooms in the public schools I went to were so scary I wouldn’t have gone had we been allowed (we weren’t except for lunch break). I went from 6:45am till 3:45pm w/o peeing at all. Just didn’t drink any water in the morning and not until I got home in the afternoon.

I had recurrent UTI’s and kidney infections until I graduated.

Surprise.

Sadly homeschooling was illegal in my state until after I graduated. My homeschooled kids drink water and pee when they wish. Like normal human children.


30 posted on 01/07/2014 6:16:59 AM PST by Black Agnes
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’d like to see the teachers adhere to a similar regimen before they can enforce this on students.


31 posted on 01/07/2014 6:29:40 AM PST by tbw2
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

These words always appear in heasdlines: School officials, Chicago, Failure.


32 posted on 01/07/2014 6:30:00 AM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: piytar

Any day of the week though, piytar, the American people will tell you that a liberal is more “compassionate” than a conservative. The people never learn!


33 posted on 01/07/2014 6:31:16 AM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
It's about certain peoples not giving a damn about education or improving themselves

A truth soundly repudiated by the American people who keep voting for liberal school board members.

34 posted on 01/07/2014 6:34:27 AM PST by Theodore R. (People in TX in 2014 cheer: Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The strict time limits remind me of a survivor’s account I read by a former inmate of Treblinka, one of the most hideous of the Nazi extermination camps. That individual was a member of the Sondercommando, a group of inmates allowed to live in return for disposing of the bodies of those who had been gassed. The amount of time each Sondercommando member cold take going to the toilet was just about as closely restricted as the times for these kids are.


35 posted on 01/07/2014 7:36:40 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t think common core has anything to do with it. Wife worked at a school, if one kid says he/she need to use the restroom, then they all need to. spreads like wildfire around a classroom.
So in a way I can see some reasoning behind this, but you can’t maximize your time if you got to send a kid to the nurse or get a custodian in the room for a clean up.


36 posted on 01/07/2014 7:44:25 AM PST by 12th_Monkey
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When I was a kid in elementary school, our classrooms each had their own bathroom inside the classroom. Just an enclosed loo with a low utility sink and long counter next to it. Every class had a drinking fountain on one end of that utility sink as well. This was in the sixties.

Which was a pretty darn handy set up for the K-3 classes in general. By sixth grade you would’t be caught dead using the classroom toilet, but waited for recess to use the one down the hall.

I really feel sorry for kids today. Schools are designed like prisons instead of convenient spaces for children.


37 posted on 01/07/2014 8:19:36 AM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Can you imagine the Obama girls being told to just hold it ?

Sounds like everyone is being punished for the acts of some.


38 posted on 01/07/2014 8:22:03 AM PST by nettles
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"I love it when a plan comes together."

Current Communist Goals (1963)

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

From the 45 Current Communist Goals (1963) (The Naked Communist, by Cleon Skousen):
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35 January 10, 1963
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, January 10, 1963

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm

39 posted on 01/07/2014 8:22:24 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Madame Dufarge

I read this as a way to get more money for their school.


40 posted on 01/07/2014 8:50:32 AM PST by gortklattu (God knows who is best, everybody else is making guesses - Tony Snow)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Just like training a puppy.


41 posted on 01/07/2014 9:14:49 AM PST by reformedliberal
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To: 12th_Monkey

Kids act like that because they are caged like zoo animals and treated like a manufacturing product.


42 posted on 01/07/2014 10:00:29 AM PST by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept?)
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