I am sitting here with a great piece of propaganda that would make any “regime” proud; rightly so, as I am sure that the rest of our fine state delegation from Brevard are. It concerns our good buddy; the man who is always looking out for the little guy, none other than Thad “The Impaler” Altman; aka Senator Altman, giving us a “tax break”. Man, what a big heart he has. I must say that this mailing is also one of the best pieces of comedy I have read in a long time! Continue reading
In your January 24th Florida Today article, How Florida gave schools Common Core, you paint myself, other parents and citizens as making the Common Core issue, “.. a highly dramatized story — much of it fiction.” In your article you present information that is questionable. Would you please give me the list of the Brevard County teachers, aka “educators” that wrote the Common Core Standards?
Your Progressive/Liberal self showed itself when you stated that we concerned and informed constitutionalists, independents and conservatives feel, “Common Core” harkens to black helicopters and a New World Order ” and that “There’s a big fear on the right about this massive government overreach,”. Continue reading
Ham presented this paper at the BPS Community Forum meeting on Common Core, 9-12-2013; held at the BPS Viera complex, .
It should go without saying, but warrants repeating; that no one has a greater right than the parents to determine what is best for their child. Continue reading
Ya know, it seems more and more each day, that some say America is a country of “Sheeple”. We are no longer the self-directing individuals, thinking for themselves and their families; a hallmark of our great country…and the light that brought so many to our shores. But, along with that assertion, must come the reality that so much of what is fact, is not offered to the “masses” by way of the Media, ie; Florida Today, CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS MSNBC, etc, etc. I find this article to be quite compelling, with all of its references for authentication..
A big thanks to Mercedes Schneider, of http://deutsch29.wordpress.com/ for her great work. This is an ongoing series.
C. Hamilton Boone Continue reading
Proponents of Common Core Standards (CCS), say it is a state lead, uniform set of educational standards, using “international bench marked” guidelines, by which we will be able to base our children’s progress. This would lead America to once again becoming a leader in education in the world and thereby preparing our students to be successful academically and in the workplace. So, in essence, this would give control of local academic standards to the Department of Education, (DOE) in Washington, DC.
The reality: Continue reading
Dr. Sandra Stotsky of the Pioneer Institute and the University of Arkansas, a member of Common Core’s Validation Committee who refused to sign off on the Standards, criticizes the ELA standards as “empty skill sets . . . that weaken the basis of literary and cultural knowledge needed for authentic college coursework.”Common Core’s focus on skill sets rather than true content is unlikely to genuinely educate students in English.”