The 10 Page Common Core Report Card
Introducing the latest pile of bullshit from the Common Core technotwits--a report card that parents can't understand and that tells children nothing they need to know--all in a forest-devastating 10 pages of itemized, um, standards. If you believe that everything children need to learn in school can be reduced to mountain of discrete infobits, then you are soon to be the winner of an schooling system based on children becoming "competent" in those infobits long enough to click the correct screen item, thus demonstrating as much.
Education based on an sea of sequential competencies that students can push through individually as if they were mowing an endless prairie? Sounds enticing, doesn't it. No teachers, no buildings, no worry: Phoenix Elementary, Phoenix Middle, Phoenix High, and of course, the University of Phoenix.
But privileged parents should not worry. Real schools with real human teachers and assessments will always be available for the "top income tenth" who will be the required designers of our brave new education future.
By Kathy Boccella, Staff Writer
POSTED: May 23, 2016
As a lawyer, Dennis Weldon has to make sense of tortuous legal papers. But a year ago, the Plumstead Township resident opened a nine-page document that left him flummoxed.
It was his child's report card from Gayman Elementary School in the Central Bucks School District.
Gone was the traditional A-B-C-D-F report from the teacher. Instead, parents were sent to their computers to click open a nine-page digital document with row after row of learning standards and success indicators for Schools Matter: The 10 Page Common Core Report Card: