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  • How Public Schools Paved The Way For Americans To Believe The 1619 Project

    07/30/2020 7:51:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 30, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    In a time of social strife and ahistorical grievance narratives, a properly informed patriotism is sorely needed to restore our national sense of unity. In response to numerous schools adopting a history curriculum based on The New York Times’s 1619 Project, Sen. Tom Cotton proposed a bill that would deny them federal funding. The 1619 Project is a series of essays asserting that the United States was founded on slavery and that its institutions continue to discriminate against black Americans. The curriculum is designed to introduce these arguments and themes to the classroom.Several prominent historians have criticized the 1619 Project’s...
  • VIDEO: Young Americans know nothing about 4th of July

    07/04/2020 3:04:34 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    Campusreform.com ^ | 7/4/20 | Eduardo Neret
    VIDEO: Young Americans know nothing about 4th of July Campus Reform spoke with young Americans and students ahead of the 4th of July to see what they knew about the holiday. Most said America was a racist country but couldnt answer simple questions about the countrys Independence Day.
  • Study Finds Historic Drop in National Reading and Math Scores Since Adoption of Common Core Curriculum Standards

    04/29/2020 10:55:14 AM PDT · by Signalman · 47 replies
    Pioneer Institute ^ | 4/27/2020 | Editorial Staff
    Lower performing students hardest hit BOSTON As we approach the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the United States Department of Education in May, shocking trends in student performance should lead us to reconsider the federal role in education and whether the initiative for policymaking should be returned to local schools, communities, and states. Breaking with decades of slow improvement, U.S. reading and math scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and other assessments have seen historic declines since most states implemented national Common Core English and math curriculum standards six years ago, according to a new...
  • Ten years of Common Core have been a disaster -studies

    04/28/2020 8:00:25 AM PDT · by upchuck · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Apr 28, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    When Common Core first crept upon us from the Gates Foundation and other coevals, and then came into being in most states for real in 2010, it was hailed as just the thing to turn the tide on America's falling educational standards. President Obama's longtime education secretary, Arne Duncan hailed it as this: "the Common Core State Standards may prove to be the single greatest thing to happen to public education in America since Brown v. Board of Education." ... Obama himself claimed it made everything so much better:  So bottom line is: higher graduation rates, higher college attendance rates, more money for...
  • Brian Williams Makes Mortifying Math Blunder On Bloomberg Campaign

    03/06/2020 9:55:05 PM PST · by grundle · 113 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | March 6, 2020 | Ron Dicker
    The MSNBC host and the New York Times Mara Gay praised a tweet with a startling and incorrect claim. MSNBCs Brian Williams plus bad math equaled an embarrassing on-air goof Thursday. (See the clip below.) The 11th Hour host gushed over a tweet claiming that Michael Bloomberg could have used the $500 million ad budget on his failed presidential bid to give every American $1 million. Its an incredible way of putting it, Williams declared. Its true, guest and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay chimed in. Its disturbing. It was also wrong. Get your calculators...
  • Why Public Schools Are So Likely To Teach Leftist Propaganda

    02/26/2020 9:35:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2020 | Auguste Meyrat
    The leftist propaganda taught in schools is no accident. It is the logical conclusion of the prevalent educational philosophy that favors skills over content and engagement over rigor. School choice is finally having its moment in the national conversation, to the joy of those interested in school reform. While some states have adopted various school choice initiatives in small doses, most have not. This may change after President Donald Trump publicly brought up school choice in his recent State of the Union address, and Republican lawmakers have introduced a series of bills that would increase federal funding for vouchers.If school...
  • Less than a third of California students met or exceeded standards on new science test

    02/07/2020 6:16:51 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 43 replies
    Monterey Herald ^ | February 7, 2020 | Sydney Johnson
    At a time when California is placing a greater emphasis on science education, most students did not score at a proficient level on the states new science test, with scores especially low among several student groups. The results of the test were released this week. They represent the first scores on the California Science Test, a new test developed by the California Department of Education, to measure progress on the Next Generation Science Standards adopted by California in 2013.
  • Parent Teacher Conference

    02/08/2020 12:03:25 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 64 replies
    Facebook ^ | February6, 2020 | Zach Rushing
    (Video)This gentleman is very angry and he uses a lot of profane and vulgar language but he has a point. He helped his young nephew do his home work, all the answers were right, but the teacher gave the kid an F grade because he did not use COMMON CORE, and it didn't matter whether he arrived at the right answers. He got an F because he didn't follow "directions" and show on paper in detail the "Common Core" process or method with right, wrong or no answers at all, (Truth ?, that is what she told the uncle when...
  • The War against Children

    02/03/2020 6:03:09 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2020 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    American public schools, by all the usual metrics, have steadily declined for a century. Was this inevitable? Or is there an evil plot aimed at our students? The larger pattern is clear. Each year, traditional education has less influence on public schools. Meanwhile, the theories and methods generally called Progressive grow more dominant. Progressives insist that their ideas are superior. What we know for sure is that they are taking over, like killer bees flying up from Brazil. Another thing is clear. Our Education Establishment is brilliant at concocting attractive jargon and clever marketing slogans, even for the most destructive...
  • THE DANGERS OF PARALYZING DENIAL: FROM JEFFREY EPSTEIN TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    01/12/2020 8:14:49 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies
    New Right Network ^ | Oct. 30, 2019 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Looking away from sinister Jeffrey Epstein and horrific truths easy, but denial is dangerous, like the malfeasance within public schools, doesnt just go away. People Dont Want to Know the Truth, Even When its Undeniable Lionel Nation, a lawyer and radio host, argues that Jeffrey Epsteins crimes are so staggeringly repulsive that most people wont be able to deal with them. Better to look away. (Nation speculated in August that this aversion may save Epstein. Now that Epstein is officially dead, this aversion may save his friends and accomplices.)In a video, Lionel Nation explains the power of extreme evil. Most...
  • Obama gave Pearson Publishing $350 million to create Commoncore text and Pearson gave Obama a $65 million dollar book deal in return.

    01/05/2020 7:43:50 PM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 42 replies
    Investment Watch ^ | 12/8/19 | Unknown
    The Obamas $60m book deal has broken all records. From James Patterson to JK Rowling and Pope John Paul II, here are some of their closest rivals. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/mar/01/richest-book-deals-of-all-time-hillary-clinton-james-patterson Pearson Publishing was paid for Commoncore but Penguin Random House Publishing did the Obama book deal. But there is commonality with the two: From Wiki: Penguin Random House was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of a 2.4 billion transaction between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin Group. Bertelsmann and Pearson, the parent companies, owning 53% and 47%, respectively. In July 2017,...
  • Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is RacistWill California Be Far Behind?

    11/10/2019 7:39:16 AM PST · by robowombat · 111 replies
    Hoover Institute ^ | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | Lee Ohanian
    Seattle Schools Propose To Teach That Math Education Is RacistWill California Be Far Behind? by Lee Ohanian Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Californias latest K12 test scores were released earlier this month. Despite spending 26 percent more per pupil after inflation since 2011, test scores remain low, and improvement is proceeding at a glacial pace. Just 40 percent of California schoolchildren are proficient at math. What should be done? Seattles idea is to teach their students that US math education is racist, is used to oppress people of color and the disadvantaged, and has been used to exploit natural resources. According...
  • Common Core Math Goes to the Betting Window

    12/30/2019 5:28:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 33 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-30-19 | MOTUS
    Before I begin let me say that the objectives of Common Core Math sound good, especially to people like me who need to understand concepts before proceeding to mechanics: Greater focus on fewer topicsThe Common Core calls for greater focus in mathematics. Rather than racing to cover many topics in a mile-wide, inch-deep curriculum, the standards ask math teachers to significantly narrow and deepen the way time and energy are spent in the classroom. This means focusing deeply on the major work of each grade In grades K2: Concepts, skills, and problem solving related to addition and subtraction In grades...
  • Obama gave Common Core contract to publisher, got $65-million book deal in return?

    12/28/2019 7:22:36 AM PST · by bitt · 56 replies
    american thinker ^ | 12/9/2019 | Monica Showalter
    As far-left Democrats yell about bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors, let's turn to their own side of the aisle, starting with the once penniless President Obama, who left public office a very, very rich man. He just bought a Martha's Vineyard mansion for a cool $11.75 million, which is in addition to his Kalorama lookout post, his Chicago home, and possibly a Hawaii spread. At some point, you've made enough...but not him. Ostensibly, it's mainly the work of his book deals. No bribery there, right? Well, ahem... According to Investment Watch (IWB), something doesn't quite look right. Obama gave...
  • Pearson CEO to Retire and company will sell remaining Penguin Random House stake

    12/28/2019 2:09:01 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 39 replies
    marketwatch ^ | 12/18/19 | Adria Calatayud
    Pearson PLC said Wednesday that Chief Executive John Fallon plans to retire next year, and that it has agreed to sell its remaining 25% stake in Penguin Random House to Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA for $675 million. The London-based education publisher PSON, -0.46% said Fallon will retire in 2020 once a successor has been appointed. The company will consider both external and internal candidates as part of a succession process, it said. Pearson said the sale of its remaining stake in Penguin Random House to its partner is in line with the companys simplification strategy and follows the disposal...
  • Old Article: Pearson Wins Major Contract from Common Core Testing Consortium

    12/28/2019 1:52:25 AM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 3 replies
    marketbrief.edweek.org ^ | 5/02/14 | Sean Cavanaugh
    The global education company Pearson has landed a major contract to administer tests aligned to the common-core standards, a project described as being of unprecedented scale in the U.S. testing arena by one official who helped negotiate it. The decision to award the contract, announced Friday, was made by a group of states developing tests linked to the common core for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of two main consortia of states creating exams to match the standards. Pearson is expected to perform a broad range of duties under the contract, including development of...
  • Reconstructing the Reconstruction or Howard Zinn sucks swap water.

    12/21/2019 7:16:03 PM PST · by robowombat · 26 replies
    Abbeville Institute ^ | Sep 26, 2019 | John Marquardt
    Reconstructing the Reconstruction By John Marquardt on Sep 26, 2019 A book condemning the left-wing bias of one of the most widely read and educationally used histories of the United States was recently written by Mary Grabar who received her Ph.D in English from the University of Georgia and went on to teach at various Georgia institutes of higher learning, including Emory University in Atlanta. The focus of her book, Debunking Howard Zinn : Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation Against America, is Zinns 1980 work, A Peoples History of the United States, as well as the Zinn...
  • Aspen area elementary schools show low reading proficiency ( Common Core )

    12/10/2019 6:25:18 AM PST · by george76 · 37 replies
    Aspen Daily News ^ | Dec 9, 2019 | Megan Tackett
    Its a jarring statistic, so much so that it became a talking point among Aspen school board candidates in the runup to the most recent election: At Aspen Elementary School, a mere 41 percent of students were deemed proficient in reading against the states standards. I think this should be an all-hands-on-deck solution now. I suspect there are curriculum alignment issues: its not one teacher; its not one kid; its not one bad day, newly elected Katy Frisch said during a school board candidate forum in October. Its completely unacceptable. Johnathan Nickell, who won the other open board seat in...
  • Mathematician Finds Easier Way to Solve Quadratic Equations

    12/09/2019 10:17:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.popularmechanics.com ^ | Dec 6, 2019 | By Caroline Delbert
    A mathematician at Carnegie Mellon University has developed an easier way to solve quadratic equations. The mathematician hopes this method will help students avoid memorizing obtuse formulas. His secret is in generalizing two roots together instead of keeping them as separate values. ========================================================================== A mathematician has derived an easier way to solve quadratic equation problems, according to MIT's Technology Review. Quadratic equations are polynomials that include an x, and teachers use them to teach students to find two solutions at once. The new process, developed by Dr. Po-Shen Loh at Carnegie Mellon University, goes around traditional methods like completing...
  • Obama gave CommonCore contract to publisher, got $65 million book deal in return?

    12/09/2019 5:10:48 AM PST · by george76 · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 9, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    As far-left Democrats yell about bribery and high crimes and misdemeanors, let's turn to their own side of the aisle, starting with the once-penniless President Obama who left public office a very, very rich man. He just bought a Martha's Vineyard mansion for a cool $11.75 million, which is in addition to his Kalorama lookout post, his Chicago home, and possibly a Hawaii spread. At some point you've made enough...but not him. Ostensibly, it's mainly the work of his book deals. No bribery there, right? Well, ahem ... Obama gave Pearson Publishing $350 million to create Commoncore text and Pearson...