Resounding Books officially announced publication of Common Ground on Common Core an 18-essay volume from twenty top education experts and activists.
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr. Christopher Tienken, and Dr. Duke Pesta all spoke at a “symposium of learning” entitled “No More Common Core” hosted by Concerned Citizens of New Jersey on Saturday, September 27 in Vineland, NJ. They were also joined by Deneen Borelli of FreedomWorks, Dr. Tom Borelli, a molecular biologist, and Vern Williams of […]
I wanted to bring an awesome event that is happening next week to the attention to our New York readers (as well as those in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Northern New Jersey as it is a drivable distance from you guys). See the announcement below: STOP Common Core in New York State, a parent advocacy […]
Kathleen Porter-Magee & Sol Stern ask in the subheading of their National Review article defending the Common Core State Standards ask “why are prominent conservatives criticizing a set of rigorous educational standards?” There are others who have provided direct rebuttals. I want to answer their primary question. While I’m not a “prominent conservative,” I am […]
A tip of the hat to Stephen Krashen who sent a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times after they published an editorial on education reform insisting on “evidence-based, replicated, time-tested educational change.” The Times is correct to insist on “evidence-based, replicated, time-tested educational change.” (“Education miracles that aren’t,” Feb. 6). Let’s add […]
Christopher Tienken, an assistant professor of Education Administration at Seton Hall University, just released a video called “The School Reform Landscape.” This is an excellent video. Money quote for me: “It is utterly anti-intellectual to think that standardizing knowledge is going to lead to creativity and innovation. It’s not logical.”
Gretchen Logue at Missouri Education Watchdog shared an article written by Christopher H. Tienken, EdD. who was one of the first critics of the Common Core State Standards. It was published in the Winter 2011 edition of the AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice of which he is the editor. It is entitled “Common Core […]