The #1 Worst Thing That Happened to Education

 

Congress.

The #1 Worst Thing That Happened to Education is Congress.

AP Interview: Duncan on reform and back to school (Where would we be without the Associated Press creating news and trickle-down talking points?)
Yep, that’s right.  I’m amazed at how a body of elected officials can screw things up–well no, not amazed, actually.

“Here you go squirrels, here’s some more nuts!”

Squirrels = us

Nuts = some more teacher jargon

That’s right, I’m calling the Common Core Standards some more teacher jargon I have to learn and become skilled in if I want to keep my job.

Common Core = A new set of dentures I have to put in my mouth so when I smile folks can tell I’m a “good” teacher who “cares”.

I just want to know where was Common Core over 100 years ago, before “The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” commenced…and kids could read James Joyce before they hit puberty?

And what about, BEFORE integration (yes when schools were segregated) and so-called “low-income” and “minority” children were getting a stellar education DESPITE the lack of separate but equal resources?

Please read the following so you learn what I’m talking about:

1.  The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 A History of the Education of the Colored People of the United States from the Beginning of Slavery to the Civil War by Carter Godwin Woodson (May 17, 2012) FREE on your KINDLE

or 2.  Click here to get the FREE PDF Download:  The_Education_Of_The_Negro_P

Since laws are what solve problems…can somebody just pass an Education Continuity Law which hereby states that Congress shall not enact any more laws, herein and heretofore, that will make any more further changes to education to waste all our time and distract from the real problems in education (which have nothing to do with money and eh, hem, standards)?

My favorite lines from the article (If I have to tell you why, then you are not thinking):

1.  In an interview with The Associated Press, Duncan said he believes students will see the concrete effects of those changes when they head back to class.

2.  Duncan said these state plans could help guide Congress in coming up with a comprehensive plan to fix the No Child Left Behind law, which Republicans and Democrats alike say is broken.

3.  “Many, many states are emphasizing again not just the basics but a world class education,” he said.

4.  Duncan said the transition to the standards might be “a little bumpy or choppy, but it’s a huge step in the right direction.”

 

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