Saturday, August 23, 2014

8-23-14 Wag The Dog Week

WagTheDog | Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. ~ Rumi

Wag The Dog Week

Common Cure: Growing Pains or Growing Awareness?
Media reports have focused on a recent survey indicating a sharp decline in support for the Common Core among teachers. These reports have also included a variety of explanations and theories as to why this decline has occurred. Unfortunately many of the quotes and much of the speculation comes from Common Core cheer leaders who have limited teaching experience and do not have regular contact wit

AUG 17

Equipped for the Future
The problem with the Common Core’s mission to improve “College and Career Readiness” is not that these expectations are too high, but these standards are too narrow and specialized, so they do not prepare students for the real life and diverse challenges of life, school, and employment.   In April, 2014 the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported… “In October 2013, 65.9 percent of 2013 high school gr

AUG 11

He Who Controls The Language…
‘I don’t know what you mean by “glory,”‘ Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. ‘Of course you don’t—till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”‘ ‘But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument,”‘ Alice objected. ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.’ ‘The questio