Is Your Child Smarter Than the Average Common Core Bear? Or: How to Remediate in College without the Remediation Label.

If everyone is to graduate 'college ready', does that translate to everyone can go to college?  What did we learn about the unattainable NCLB goal of 100% of students being…
Continue Reading »

One of the Best Explanations of First Grade Common Core Math. And it’s Not From a ‘Misinformed’ Right Wing Nutjob.

  Crazy Crawfish, a blogger from Louisiana who was previously employed by the Louisiana Department of Education, wrote an article on Common Core aligned curriculum in November 2013.  He explains…
Continue Reading »

Gates Funding Nonprofit to “Review Material for CCSS Alignment”. Can We Stop Pretending There is No Intent for a National Curriculum?

Why are two private foundations funding review of curricula to determine if they align to privately owned and copyrighted Common Core State Standards?  Why should schools use their ratings?  …
Continue Reading »