Harry Chapin and Common Core
If you are asking who Harry Chapin is, I don’t think we can be friends anymore. And don’t you dare give me this “It was before my time” thing because so was George Washington, but I bet you know all about him, right? Chapin, a folk singer and (in my opinion) one of the best lyricists to grace us with his words, wrote many songs we | Read More »
Government Information Documents Replace Traditional Curriculum as Feds Seize More Control of Schools
In schools across the country, traditional literature is being replaced with government informational texts. It is the result of the Common Core standards transition from teaching literature to focusing on government provided informational documents. “English teachers across the country are trying to figure out which poetry, short stories and novels might have to be sacrificed to make room for nonfiction,” The Washington Post reported. This | Read More »
How Can A Citizen Change Education? BE THERE!
By Kristi Lacroix I was talking with a friend last night about education and he said that many people want to know how they can get involved in education to help affect positive change. Strangely, I was at a loss for words; as a teacher I had never been asked how the community can get involved with schools to help them perform better, nor has | Read More »
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Curriculum for the political neophyte? Help!
Until a few months ago, I was one of the slumbering masses who was blissfully ignorant of all things political. But I did grow up with a fierce admiration for the principles this country was founded on, even if I was unable to articulate them. I am now 28, and like many others, the election and subsequent months rudely roused me from my stupor. Not | Read More »