Saturday, July 5, 2014
Public School Teacher Has Some Harsh Words for Common Core and the ‘Toxic Culture of Education’
"The only way to feed the business model in our Toxic Culture is to perpetuate the picture of failure. In fact, I’d love to see any education company that has a business model that is built upon success. There is no money in student success."
"And it’s about to get worse. The Common Core will do more damage [with] its high-stakes test (not to mention its myopic standards masked in a guise of critical thinking which is just developmentally inappropriate rote. I see my daughter’s work in the first grade. They ain’t fooling me). Any education reform that does not address high-stakes testing and the non-cognitive factors of true student achievement, like character and personal habits, is a waste of time and it kills our kids."