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NYS can do better than Common Core which is tied to testing & failing public schools myth. http://t.co/acf8aEbn02— Chris Cerrone (@Stoptesting15) December 14, 2014
Ken-Ton Article on Common Core Withholds Truth http://t.co/xLLP3kvY9Y— Chris Cerrone (@Stoptesting15) December 14, 2014
"The reality is that most school districts across the state are already doing an effective job of preparing kids for college. To misrepresent the facts in such a clear and purposeful way is irresponsible," he said.
"Not only were the names given, the report included which colleges and universities the students attended, their race, special education status, whether or not they received free or reduced priced lunch, and in many cases, their college major."
Bad move. You are in a testing hole, and you should stop digging! "
"NYSSBA will call upon members of our State Legislature and the State Education Department to seek legislation and regulatory practices that will take immediate action to eliminate mandated standalone field testing practices in New York State. "
"found a big booster in Obama, whose new administration was populated by former Gates staffers"
Tom Loveless, a former Harvard professor who is an education policy expert at the Brookings Institution, said the Common Core was “built on a shaky theory.” He said he has found no correlation between quality standards and higher student achievement.“Everyone who developed standards in the past has had a theory that standards will raise achievement, and that’s not happened,” Loveless said.
"Bill and Melinda Gates, Obama and Arne Duncan are parents of school-age children, although none of those children attend schools that use the Common Core standards. "
"More than 60 teachers at Cosgrove Middle School in Spencerport signed a petition today calling for action from NYS Commissioner of Education John King, Chancellor Meryl Tisch and Governor Andrew Cuomo. The petition specifically takes aim at this year's ELA and math tests for grades 3-8. It characterizes the tests as "poorly written, developmentally inappropriate, deliberately confusing, and ambiguous."http://www.rochesterhomepage.net/story/d/story/spencerports-cosgrove-middle-school-teachers-call/17521/SlIu8kH3DE2y9G0u8Qaa9A#.U07lpVezq9Y.twitter
"I've seen and been asked a lot of questions recently about what to say to someone who says "my kid is fine". It isn't just a question of how many kids are doing well and how many are not, and what the right number is of each. It's about "what do you want your child's classroom to look like?" Do we want rote memorizing, fast paced, test driven, test prepping, uninspired, stress filled classrooms? Or do we want teachers who can create magic in their rooms; being free to inspire our children, use creative play, project based, interactive, authentic learning environments. One in which teachers love what they are teaching and students find a love of learning. Babies can be trained to read when they are two if you use flash cards and drill the hell out of them. But is a 24 month old who can read words really a success story? Or is a baby who learns through curiosity and exploration a success? Again we have to define what success in our schools means.
Is not crying while doing HW the new measure of success? Sitting for over 10 hours of testing without having stomach pains and anxiety- success? Or do we want more? Do we want to see our kids classrooms filled with projects and fantasy. Finding the love of reading from fairy tales and fiction classics. Where social and emotional development is just as, or even more important as a test score. A classroom where our 8 year olds find a love of science that carries with them throughout life. Where social studies can take them right into the time period they are learning about. Where they are challenged rather than frustrated. We need to raise our expectations; and you need to ask yourselves "does my child's classroom look the way I want it to look?" If not, what are you going to do about it?
|Do Parent Score Reports provide the information that this NYSED official claims?|
|Teacher data report: No test questions or student answers supplied.|