The attempt to measure everything and make it into a data point is what drives common core. It is not a desire to improve education. It is about MEASUREMENT and CONTROL. Merrow has a new article on his blog and he concludes his comments with this rather wise commentary:
"I have said this before, but we need to be measuring what we value, instead of valuing what we measure (usually cheaply). What do we value?
Right now it seems we value very narrow curricula that can be test every six weeks, test scores and teachers who can "add value" to those test scores as measured by a VAM with a large margin of error and wide swings in stability from year to year.
Senator Chuck Grassley, in a move to defund the Common Core money from the federal budget, called the curricula an an “inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children.”
People on the right are waking up to this fact.
Some on the left are waking up to this fact now too.
Now we have to work together to end the Common Core Federal Standards and the control it exerts over the nation's children and teachers.
ONE CURRICULUM TO RULE THEM ALL.
Please check out todays NY Times article about Quinn and another committee she controls within the council that works for her campaign.ReplyDelete
Thanks! It's been a busy morning, I'll get to it sometime later this afternoon.Delete
As management guru Peter Drucker famously said, "That which can be measured, can be managed."ReplyDelete
As you say, it's about measurement of monetized data (formerly known as students) and control of the workforce.
Control of the workforce, control of consumers, control of the populace, control of the electorate - all they want is to control everything.Delete
Exactly...monetized data...the more data they can create...the more data they can "mine" ,trade, and sell.,Just like the phoney paper money,banking, and stock market rigging, they want to create universes of this raw material data, to buy and sell. This has zilch to do with educating our young people in an improved way. They are creating this raw material out of thin air...just like the financial sector does...ReplyDelete
That's an apt comparison Since so many ed deformers come from the field of finance, I guess we shouldn't be surprised that they are bringing their tools of deception with them.Delete