Mason Classical Academy in Naples, FL rejected Common Core and their 3rd and 5th grade ELA scores on the Florida Standards Assessment were among the best.
Joy Pullmann: Common Core undermines the teaching of specific core knowledge by promoting classroom methods that emphasize academic skills or practices.
A school designing its curriculum doesn’t have independence when standards and assessments drive what is being taught and in some cases how it is taught.
Frederick Hess with American Enterprise Institute warned that we should beware of experts, especially those in education policy. Agreed.
Radio personality Shannon Joy gave Truth in American Education a shoutout while discussing Common Core on the Glenn Beck Show.
Dr. Gary Houchens: “I believe an over-emphasis on reading as a skill has caused schools to neglect social studies, science, and arts in early grades.”
The New York Times highlights a new national study that preschoolers exposed to formal math and reading lessons come out ahead of preschoolers who don’t.
Shane Vander Hart: On WWMT Channel 3 (West Michigan’s CBS affiliate) last week DeVos reiterated that Common Core is gone and she is still wrong.
The Rhode Island Department of Education decided to abandon PARCC for Massachusetts hybrid MCAS-PARCC Assessment and the SAT.
This is the second part in a four part NaughtyBots series about the #commoncore Project: How Social Media is Changing the Politics of Education.