How To Ruin A College

"Here’s something you don’t see every day: A bunch of teachers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have decided to protest ... by withholding students’ grades" Yup. They're mad. At a statue.  "Silent Sam" ... a long ago alumni-gift from Civil War veterans ... was set to be moved indoors ... out of sight of … Continue reading How To Ruin A College

Common Core Blows Up! Let’s ‘Act’ Surprised!

WHAT A MESS! Wait! Wait! Wait! This Common Core reform was supposed to turn every kid into a planetary genius ... too smart for the rest of the world. Finland was gonna beg for our secrets. China and Japan, too. Bill Gates told us so. David Coleman swore on a stack of SATs.  Arne Duncan … Continue reading Common Core Blows Up! Let’s ‘Act’ Surprised!

ZERO

"We conclude that testing instruments that put children in a virtual stupor cannot be defended as sound testing practice … nor as a way to raise standards or serve as a foundation for high-stakes decisions ..." Well done, Bill Gates! Bravo, David Coleman! Take a bow … Arne Duncan and John King. And special thanks … Continue reading ZERO

Yes! It’s THAT Bad!

Anne LaValle, New York's most relentless Anti-Common Core mother,  reminds us of an unpleasant anniversary. Five years ago, every 8th grader in New York State was required to write an essay validating this statement: "A structured work day of 8 hours of work, 8 hours of rest and 8 hours of recreation is best not only … Continue reading Yes! It’s THAT Bad!

Tell Me No Lies

The great philosopher Elvis Presley once said ... "Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."  The King would probably see lots of suspicious lies in this education madness ... and be all shook up over the lack of truth. Okay! ... no more campy … Continue reading Tell Me No Lies

Because We Listened to a Guy Named Dave

In a very short while … for as far as the eye can see … will stand drive-thru learning centers offering kiosk-educations from a B. F. Skinner touch-screen that will supply the finger-pointer with all they need to succeed in a life of rich monotony. Youngsters will be endlessly nudged in this or that career pathway … Continue reading Because We Listened to a Guy Named Dave

American Twistory – AP Style

"...Fraser poisoned our story. Killed off the truth. And now our brightest students … the advanced placement scholars … will read his lies … and think his fiction is fact. Lots already believe that America must be altered, changed, renovated, rejuvenated, redirected … and most especially … cured..."