You, my fellow anti CCSS Warriors, should be very familiar with Fridays on my blog. You know that of all the days of the week, it’s the one where I take on the Facts/Fallacies and all that’s in between them concerning the Common Core Machine. One this first Friday in June, we’ll look at those Facts and Fallacies worth continuing to follow.
January 2015’s Global Fib Fest:
One of the biggest fallacies about anything related to Common Core is that it’s ‘state led’. Boy, did I find a bevy of proof to blow that out of the water. On the 23rd of January, I revealed “Primary Source’s” global connections and how it’s Common Core devoted. Then, you’ll find out how the Global Education Conference, Harvard University, and many others are spreading global citizenship dribble. Did you know the U.S. Dept. of Education has a global strategy for education? Did you know that the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) has a global competency task force? It’s all in this very important article reveals.
February 2015’s Look at Test Prep:
Did you student have a tutor this past school year? More than likely, if it was from a paid service or company, then more than likely the service or company is pro-CCSS friendly. How do I know? Researching a tip. Many colleges offer tutoring services for those in high school, as well as younger grades. Services from MIT, Harvard, and others are laced to the hilt with CCSS aligned programs. Want to learn more? See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/fom-friday-ccss-and-test-prep/
March’s In-Depth Review of Achieve, Inc.:
If you’re a long time anti CCSS warrior, then you know Achieve, Inc. is a huge pro CCSS supporter and profit maker! On March 13th, my readers were treated to a very close up look at how Achieve has aligned competencies for supporting education reform via Common Core. See: https://commoncorediva.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/fom-achieving-cc-aligned-competencies/
Looking ahead to what’s left of our year, 2015, we know the Fib-o-Meter finds. As long as there’s a CCSS Machine, there’s fodder for the Meter. If you’d like to find more of my Fib-o-Meter articles (from August 2014 to present), there’s a search bar on the upper right hand side near the header of the blog page. You can type in “Friday”, or “Fib-o-Meter”. You can also you a topical word or phrase for searching. I welcome your use of any of my articles previously published. What I find, I share because if we don’t share information, how can we win this battle?!