Denis Ian and Michelle Moore: Both national unions … the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association … reaffirmed their commitment to radical activism.
Denis Ian and Michelle Moore: Childhood is taking a beating … pounded by ill-intentioned adults who seem in a special hurry to disease it with a certain regimentation.
Dennis Ian and Michelle Moore: The feds have captured the public schools … and now they wanna make sure you can never escape.
Denis Ian: Few education reformers have ever spent a morning on a kindergarten floor … or in a hot-hot circular discussion with lively seventh graders.
Denis Ian: Common Core has given educational cover for a small and noisy minority of ideological polluters into our schools.
Denis Ian: Everyone knew certain schools were short-changed … poisoned by self-absorbed politicians and callous unionists. But instead of a cure … we got a $7 billion travesty.
Denis Ian: It’s all too clear that there are some schools that think they must save your children … from you. Yes, you.
Denis Ian: This round of technological “upgrades” might well begin a scary deconstruction of a universal institution … the collapse of education as we’ve known it for … for thousands of years.
Denis Ian: The Common Core reformers …. from the start … were hesitant and spineless. Supposedly daring reformers dared not look at this issue of school performance through the lenses of race and economics.
Denis Ian: Don’t let anyone hurry your child. Don’t let anyone sandpaper their softest years with “grit” or”rigor” or “college ready” … because there’s plenty of that stuff in the eight hundred months ahead.