2014 New Year; New Direction

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I think we can all put aside “Common Core”.  I think we can all put aside “Race To The Top”.  I think we can all put aside “College and Career Ready”….

They’ve all been proven to only be platitudes.  In actuality, they accomplish nothing.

True.  We may have to fight more battles to make that point emphatically clear to those who are smitten by fists of money shoved into their faces, but logic, science, and knowledge, are on the parent’s side that Common Core is nothing more than a Mao Tse Tung slogan, made up for promoting someone’s career further up the bureaucratic ladder.

The problem is poverty.  The numbers are very stark….

At entrance into preschool,….

  • youngsters from well-to-do families have a working vocabulary of 1,116 words.
  • youngsters from working class families have a working vocabulary of 749 words.
  • youngsters from welfare families have a working…

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