Category Archives: Curriculum

Misdirected Evaluation and Intimidation in Wake County, North Carolina

In this post, I am going to attempt to address a number of issues related to the situation in Wake County where the school district adopted the Mathematics Vision Project (MVP).  The three main issues I hope to address have … Continue reading

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Parent Voice: Persistence

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In April, I wrote two articles about Parent Voice: Parent Voice: Bumps in the Road and The Rising Parent Voice.  The Rising Parent Voice addresses the squabble taking place over the math curriculum in Wake County North Carolina.  After parent … Continue reading

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The Rising Parent Voice

In my last post, I shared an article about the parent voice not being listened to related to Summit Learning.  This led to what the article called a rebellion.  Since reading that article I have read three recent articles that, … Continue reading

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Education News Scoop March 10, 2019

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, … Continue reading

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Education News Scoop March 2, 2019

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye! All (well, maybe just a wee bit) the news that’s fit to print… and even more that isn’t but is printed anyway. Of the articles I come across, some may be worth sharing even if I, … Continue reading

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WA State House Bill 1518: “The Summer Step-Up Act” re: Social Emotional Learning: Why are we experimenting on low income four-year old’s?

This article was originally posted on Seattle Education and re-posted here with permission from the author.  Coming soon will be articles in a three part series from the same author, Dora Taylor. I took a deep dive into the realm … Continue reading

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Common Core got the process wrong

Richard Innes has posted a video on the Bluegrass Institute website. Based on his experience, he shows how a quality standards based education program differs from the approached used by the folks behind the Common Core. The video is called … Continue reading

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He Just Sued the School System

This video is very well done and makes great points.  It highlights problems in our public school system, especially the current one-size fits all approach.  A lot of points, issues, and possible solutions are touched on in this video and … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Expression of Concerns

Last fall a mother shared some information with me in an email she had sent. I recently saw this mother. I asked and received permission to post the text of a letter. SB 6030 and SB 6122 are mentioned. Even … Continue reading

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Parents Try Common Core Math

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