At 10:23 on the morning of the House vote on HB 165, Dr. Michael Thomas, President of the Delaware Chief School Officers Association (superintendents), announced the superintendents' opposition to HB 165. It was a good letter of opposition, voicing many of the objections other public-school advocates would have voiced, had they been permitted to attend the meetings of the Governor's Working Group on Charter Schools…
If we applied the same theme of grading teachers and teacher prep by the student test scores for their students, then how many JPs, priests,ministers, and rabbis would be out of their profession based on a 50% divorce rate?
Why isn’t Jack Markell trying to shut down seminaries and churches because of all of the harm they are so clearly doing to society?
This open letter is published with permission from the author, liberal high school history teacher and former professor Paul Horton of Chicago.
The Honorable Tom Harkin
Chairman, Subcommittee on Labor,
Health and Human Services, and Education
Senate Appropriations Committee
June 3, 2013
Dear Chairman Harkin,
I was very saddened to hear that you have decided not to run for reelection as a United States senator.
The man speaking is David Coleman. He is the architect of the standards. The very first line of this speech from 5/31/13 indicates how HE convinced the governors, NOT the way our governor suggests it happened.
Want to know more about Coleman?
Check it out:
This week, concerned parents of the Conejo Valley Unified School District in California held a forum about Common Core.
One of the first panelists in the video is Stanford Professor and Hoover Institute researcher Bill Evers, who shares facts, experiences, lively stories and teacher quotes that point out the absurdity of accepting the Common Core, on academic and on federalism-related issues.
Dear Bill and Melinda,
As I listened intently to Charles bring to life the stories of these deserters - deserters who had entered into a war out of love for their country - I suddenly found myself thinking of the recent videos and letters appearing from teachers who are deserting the children and the craft they so love.
Markell putting more money into education?
Get a load of this load of shit:
Still, state education officials say the spending shows commitment.“This is definitely showing a major investment,” said David Blowman, deputy secretary of education. “Enrollment is growing in many schools, and this money is reflective of the demand that causes.”