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Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

You contradict Dot. She wrote those failed fads were only methods that did not include standards or goals.

"The “fads” you mentioned are not standards."

February 24, 2015 at 8:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

Since your reading comprehension seems to be inadequate, let me review what I wrote.

“Common core appears be innocuous. …..Had every school district held forums for parents all along to explain the program and answer questions, it never would have been an issue.”

It would appear then, that I don’t object to Common Core. I do object to the way it was not presented to the public. Rather, the education industrial complex tried to impose it on the public without discussion.

Though it is irrelevant, my ex and both my daughters are all currently public school teachers. All have masters degrees from The Hill. I have discussed the issue with them and their coworkers at length. And I enjoy reading all the material that comes to the house from the education industry.

February 24, 2015 at 8:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

Your word gymnastics in an effort to rationalize and validate your opinion is quite amusing.

And although your OB comparison is simply ridiculous, I will address it. An obstetrician does not dictate his will to a patient, and does not use influence to exert control over a patient and unilaterally impose his judgment. Despite his vast knowledge of medical terminology.

Instead, the obstetrician discusses the patients desires with the patient, to jointly devise a plan for treatment throughout pregnancy.

February 24, 2015 at 7:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

You continue to be condescending to others with your arrogance, based on your knowledge of education terminology.

I totally understand that standards are goals. And a fad is a temporary manner of conduct followed by a group. Common Core is definitely a fad in education.

All the education failures I listed, i.e. new math, had standards and goals.

February 24, 2015 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

Innocuous means harmless and not likely to offend.

Who is the ignorant one ??

February 24, 2015 at 4:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent testifies against a bill to repeal Common Core standards

Actually Dot, though your personal anecdote is cute, it is your type of attitude that is causing the problems. The public doesn’t want to just step aside and let yet another unproven fad take hold in education. The public are the largest stakeholders here.

The failure in your argument is that primary education is totally funded by the taxpayer. The teachers and administrators are paid by tax dollars, the schools and other facilities are paid for by tax dollars.

The list of fads in education that have failed is extensive. These magic elixirs are part of education puesdo science. These fads have been imposed on us for decades by your experts knowing the terminology. They were all academic based with research. A partial list of the most famous disasters brought to us by those schooled in developmental psychology and pedagogy includes:

New math, reform math, open classrooms, initial teaching alphabet, whole language, inventive spelling, differentiated Instruction.

There are many vested financial interests perpetuating it. They include and entire industry of consultants, advisers. academics, publishers and businesses selling everything from seminars to textbooks.

One must only examine the history of the school lunch program to see federal overreach in education. What was once simply giving money to schools to assist those that cannot afford lunch has evolved to a program where the feds literally dictate the menus and it is against the law for booster clubs to have bake sales. We all know the results; massive amounts of food being thrown out by students.

Common core appears be innocuous. But allow the true stakeholders to participate and determine that for themselves. Had every school district held forums for parents all along to explain the program and answer questions, it never would have been an issue. Rather, the attitude by your experts is simply, let the educational establishment impose more massive changes because we know what is best, because we know terminology.

February 24, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public can comment online about Kansas education standards

I am from the government, and I am here to help you.

February 20, 2015 at 6:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public can comment online about Kansas education standards

Actually Dot, it is your type of attitude that is causing the problems. The public doesn’t want to just step aside and let yet another fad take hold in education. The public are the largest stakeholders here.

The failure in your argument is that primary education is totally funded by the taxpayer. The teachers and administrators are paid by tax dollars, the schools and other facilities are paid for by tax dollars.

Common core was not a problem when it was a bottom up program. It was only when Obama got involved and turned it into a top down program, making it a quasi-federal program, with federal tax dollars attached for its implementation.

The list of fads in education that have failed is extensive. These magic beans are part of education puesdo science. A partial list of the most famous disasters brought to us by those schooled in developmental psychology and pedagogy :

New math, reform math, open classrooms, initial teaching alphabet, whole language, inventive spelling, differentiated Instruction

Common core appears be innocuous. But allow the true stakeholders to participate and determine that for themselves. Had every school district held forums all along for parents all to explain the program and answer questions, it never would have been an issue. Rather, the attitude is simply, listen to the educational establishment because we know what is best. The KSDE is doing the right thing in this survey.

February 20, 2015 at 6:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County approves lower tax abatement for Eldridge expansion

"It does not have the support of the majority of the electorate". What data do you base your comment on?

February 19, 2015 at 6:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County approves lower tax abatement for Eldridge expansion

What facts are you basing your comment on? Or is it just what you think?

February 19, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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