Saturday, December 7, 2013

NYC Educator: The Appalling Common Core

NYC Educator: The Appalling Common Core:

The Appalling Common Core

Here's a video you won't soon forget. Watch a group of children respond like trained seals to a teacher clapping.

I'm amazed that this, somehow, is supposed to pass for higher-level thinking. To me, it looks like the creation of little, semi-robotic creatures who will happily fold t-shirts at Walmart for 8 bucks an hour.

Is there a single reader out there who believes Bill Gates' children, Reformy John's children, or Barack Obama's children are subject to this treatment in the elite private schools they attend?

This is a great argument for forcing politicians to patronize the schools they administer. If public schools are not good enough for their children, then they are failing. They don't add value.

Is this what you want for your children? For anyone's?