FTF: A ‘Dependent Truth’

Well, the new U.S. Dept. of Education Secretary is wasting no time when it comes to selling higher education opportunities. But are these opportunities truthful ones? Will these opportunities come with MORE Common Core State Standards strings attached? What about College/Career Readiness? Career Tech Education (and all its other names) and their strings? I guess … Continue reading FTF: A ‘Dependent Truth’

Weekend News: The State of CCSS’s SEL

During this busy time, anti CCSS Warriors, we have much distracting us in this War Against the Core (Common Core, that is). For today’s “Tech Thursday”, I’d like to draw your attention to the Gates Foundation funded ASCD (Association for Supervision of Curriculum Development) and their push for SEL (Social Emotional Learning). SEL is a … Continue reading Weekend News: The State of CCSS’s SEL

FOM: Achieving CC Aligned Competencies

Every Friday, since I began blogging, you’ve been treated to the “Fib-o-Meter” and how it measures various Common Core documents, groups, and other related parts of the CCSS Machine. Today, you’re in for a treat…we will be tackling Achieve, Inc’s. “Post-Secondary” foray into education. A Tiny Bit of History for Achieve, Inc.: This pro CCSS … Continue reading FOM: Achieving CC Aligned Competencies

FOM Friday: Ed Reform Sans Common Core?!

Today’s “Fib-o-Meter” Friday is a quest to see if we can find any modern education reform NOT impacted by Common Core Standards from just a few of those in the ‘education’ business. First up, Nellie Mae Foundation: Maybe you’ve heard of Nellie Mae? Maybe you haven’t. Nellie Mae hangs out in the upper eastern side … Continue reading FOM Friday: Ed Reform Sans Common Core?!

FOM Friday: ‘KnowledgeWorks’ or Knowledge Quirks?

This past Tuesday, I wrote about the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) and their “lab states” for Common Core. Well, thanks to an avid Common Core Diva reader from AZ, I was pointed to even more that falls under the realm of the CCSSO. ┬áSo, let’s get the Meter ready… “KnowledgeWorks” This arm … Continue reading FOM Friday: ‘KnowledgeWorks’ or Knowledge Quirks?