Jindal order would make Louisiana latest state to pull out of Common Core
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order that would effectively make the Bayou State the fourth to withdraw from Common Core this year, but a top education official vowed to implement the national education standards anyway.
Jindal, used the order to defy state lawmakers who support the national education standard by requiring competitive bidding for tests tied to education standards. The move would likely block Common Core-tied testing program, known as PARCC for students in third through eighth grades. The tests administered by PARCC, an acronym for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, have not been purchased yet, and Jindal noted they are among the most expensive available....
Jim Lincoln wrote: I don't have an entire disdain for the Appalachian region, Mike, if you read some of the articles in U.S. THE U.S. News articles I believe Tennessee came out rated very well, again West Virgina, not rated highly if memory serves. She is certainly wrong where CC comes from University of Iowa Ed. Psych., Dept., supported it back in the late 1960's. It's an idea that has been around for a long time. What is going to happen is that business will demand not just a college degree from graduates, but they will have to take a test to prove... They'll stop putting up with this Bircher nonsense. ---
Nothing whatsoever Bircher about the link I gave you. But knowing you need to keep making the Bircher connection to give credibility, it's understandable. How about repeating it again? I could use a chuckle.
From Common Core.org itself:
"How was the federal government involved in Common Core?
"The Common Core initiative is not a federal government effort. However, the U.S. Department of Education has funded the test-developing consortia and also made adoption of Common Core a requirement in competition for Race to the Top grants."
Oh. Sometimes to sense the real, you have to stop and smell the money.
I don't have an entire disdain for the Appalachian region, Mike, if you read some of the articles in U.S. THE U.S. News articles I believe Tennessee came out rated very well, again West Virgina, not rated highly if memory serves. She is certainly wrong where CC comes from University of Iowa Ed. Psych., Dept., supported it back in the late 1960's. It's an idea that has been around for a long time. What is going to happen is that business will demand not just a college degree from graduates, but they will have to take a test to prove that they have the knowledge that would come from a common core education -- no matter what's it called. They'll stop putting up with this Bircher nonsense.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I looked over the article you referenced, Mike ah, she shows her Appalachian roots. Read U.S. News...http://www.usnews.com/news/special-reports/a-guide-to-common-core. U.S. News give both positives and negatives to CC, and I would say its more accurate than the Washington Post article. It's not liberal.
Your disdain for what she wrote because of her Appalachian roots is the best you got, eh? Too bad she's a teacher, administrator, and curriculum designer, and not a publisher of tests, those wormy types waiting to profit from every test given. How about telling the world what's wrong with what she wrote, and discipline the superior attitude, please. While pondering, you can do some CC math
Mike of N.Y., I use her to show how nutty the JBS, and now of course the GOP is. "When I grew up, the John Birch Society were the crazies -- heirs to McCarthy, finding communism in any government program, seeing the Civil Rights Movement as just another arm of the communist party. They were crazy enough to be repudiated by William F. Buckley and Barry Goldwater.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Ah, come on, Mike! You must've read Party, the John Birch Society, and the Fear of â€śMob Ruleâ€ť: An Interview with Claire Conner by now TD, read the U.S. News & World report article and/or Understanding "Common Core": Standards and Backlash.
Yes Jim, but it has nothing to do with Common Core. Just an attempt by a left-wing lady who doesn't like her right-wing father to associate the JBS with the tea party movement. Guilt by assn is standard procedure used by radical leftists.
On the other hand if you're interested in Common core, here's an article from the Wash Post that might clarify what's wrong with standardizing minds:
I usually discourage people from reading articles that surround the articles I reference, e.g., Common Core: A Divisive Issue for Catholic School, but considering the source of this one, from what I see on my tablet, I would suggest you read the,surrounding ones on CC