July 2, 2016
Once again, Donna Garner has given us a helpful introduction, and forwarded us a link to an excellent scholarly article. She keeps us up-to-date on the continual destruction of public schooling, through the devious debacle (disaster/failure) called Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
Below you can read Donna Garner’s helpful introduction and comments about Sandra Stotsky’s article, read some excerpts from the article, or here you can go straight to Sandra Stotsky’s scholarly article talking about the secret changes to Common Core State Standards.
Note: Since the beginning of Obama’s administration, he, some people under him, and some people of his choosing, have been using our tax dollars to coerce elected officials into forcing the country into Common Core State Standards. Common Core deliberately dumbs down our public school children, and constantly indoctrinates them into the social justice agenda.
See more about the social justice agenda in Donna Garner’s email below.
From: DONNA GARNER <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 2, 2016 9:31 AM
Subject: CURRICULUM CHANGING AGAIN WITHOUT PUBLIC DISCUSSION – BY SANDRA STOTSKY – 7.1.16
7.1.16 – NewBostonPost.com
[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER: Dr. Sandra Stotsky is a brilliant education expert and researcher. Because of her stellar background, she was chosen by the Obama administration to validate the research behind the Common Core Standards.
Neither she nor Dr. Jim Milgram, an expert mathematician at Stanford University, signed off on the Common Core Standards because there was no independent, peer-reviewed, replicated research nor any international benchmarking to prove that the Common Core Standards were a credible improvement over the traditional forms of education. In fact, David Coleman known as the “architect of the Common Core” never taught school a day in his life.
Dr. Stotsky’s article (posted below) contains critical information, one of which is that the Common Core Standards force schools away from the great classic pieces of literature and into the reading of snippets of “informational text.” CCS has forced the teaching of writing into what CCS calls “evidence-based writing.” Most experienced English teachers know that students learn to be better writers when they are heavily exposed to classic authors who are great writers – not so with CCS. Continue reading