Sunday, November 27, 2016
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING: THINK COMMON CORE IS BAD? NEW STANDARDS CRANK THE CREEP-FACTOR UP TO ELEVEN
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING BECOMES PART OF COMMON CORE
SEE OUR PRIOR POST:
THINK COMMON CORE IS BAD? NEW STANDARDS CRANK THE CREEP-FACTOR
UP TO ELEVEN
BY: KAREN R. EFFREM
SEE: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/11/think-common-core-is-bad-new-standards-crank-the-creep-factor-up-to-eleven#sthash.gTgfCnQW.dpuf; republished below in full unedited for informational, educational, and research purposes:
The battle over who will direct the hearts and minds of children is intensifying. Within the dangerous labyrinth of Common Core standards, testing, and data-mining is the even more concerning ramp-up of Social Emotional Learning (SEL). Parents and teachers who believe in genuine education rather than pseudo-psychological evaluation are facing off against bipartisan big government and its affiliated corporations and foundations.
This summer, the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) announced it had chosen eight states to collaborate on creating K-12 SEL standards. All K-12 students would be measured on five “non-cognitive” factors: self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making, which includes ethical decision-making. As we’ve written, the result is that overworked, untrained teachers essentially become psychotherapists to their classrooms of patients. Other problems we’ve warned about include the subjectivity of the standards and assessments, indoctrination, danger to freedom of conscience, data-mining, and inadequate security of this sensitive data that resides for eternity in longitudinal databases.