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Why young kids are struggling with Common Core math
by Valerie Strauss
November 9, 2013
Common Core critics argue that some of the standards are not developmentally appropriate for young students.
Earlier this year I published this post by Edward Miller and Nancy Carlsson-Paige about how the standards smack in the face of what we know about how young children learn. Here's is a new post with concerns about the developmental appropriateness of some Core math standards. This was written by Carol Burris and John Murphy.
WI Senate orders fleebaggers to return or face contempt charges
by Ed Morrissey
March 3, 2011
Patience has worn thin in Madison with the fleebaggers.
After Wisconsin's Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald attempted to negotiate an end to the impasse over the budget-repair bill and got rebuffed, Republicans took a much tougher stance this afternoon. Accusing Democrats of holding democracy "hostage," the Senate passed a measure giving absent Democrats until 4 pm today to appear - or face charges of contempt that could result in their detention by law enforcement...
WI unions not terribly keen on high school's "Stand With Walker" chant
March 21, 2012
This just seems so unsporting.
After all, these high-school students didn't make threatening calls to the unions that were singing their silly "Solidarity Song" in the capitol rotunda in Madison, to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic...
WikiLeaks Cables Confirm Worst Fears of Climate Skeptics
by Brian Fairchild
December 9, 2010
Just a year ago, the Climategate files - a collection of emails, data, and computer source code - were somehow purloined from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit and made public.
Almost exactly a year later, Julius Assange and the WikiLeaks website revealed another collection of similarly purloined data. This time, the data was a collection of diplomatic cable traffic among American diplomats all over the world, some of it considered very sensitive - classified SECRET. Again, the purloined messages proved very embarrassing to the authors, although in this case the damage wasn't just to egos and reputations; the cables did damage to American interests, even to national security.
Will Amazon's Kindle Rescue Newspapers?
by Josh Quittner
May 5, 2009
On Wednesday, Amazon is expected to introduce a new, bigger-screen Kindle aimed at the textbook market and newspapers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that half a dozen universities will be giving students the new Kindles in the fall; Amazon has also struck deals with a number of textbook publishers...
Will bill give Obama control of Internet?
World Net Daily
by Drew Drew
April 4, 2009
A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared "cyber emergency."
Senate bills No. 773 and 778, introduced by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V., are both part of what's being called the Cybersecurity Act of 2009, which would create a new Office of the National Cybersecurity Advisor, reportable directly to the president and charged with defending the country from cyber attack.
Will Common Core Requirements Keep Homeschoolers Out of College?
by Ginny Seuffert
August 3, 2013
Virtually every home schooling parent who knows anything about the Common Core of State Standards (CCSS) opposes them. Nevertheless, many are concerned that not following a Common Core program might have a negative impact on their children's ability to attend a selective four-year university. Parents have heard - correctly - that both the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams will be aligned with the new standards. Will ignoring the Common Core and following a traditional course of study leave homeschooled students unprepared for entrance exams and to tackle college-level work? After giving this question considerable thought, I am of the opinion that we home educators have little to worry about.
Will MSM Look into the Global Warming Abyss and Find Their Character?
by Russell Cook
June 7, 2011
Considering how incredibly rare it is to find balanced global warming reporting in the mainstream media, Noel Sheppard's 4/24 NewsBusters headline was worthy of a double-take: "Retired Anchorman Apologizes for Presenting Both Sides of Global Warming Debat
Having written an American Thinker article last year where I quantified the outright bias at the PBS NewsHour to be a ratio of 3 "skeptic" to 200+ "pro-Al Gore/IPCC" going back to 1996, I was puzzled. Who could it be?
Will New CA. Bill Stop Homeschooling?
News With Views (CA)
by Tricia S. Vaughan
July 30, 2005
When it comes to preschool, the race is on. I remember questions from other moms about what I was going to do regarding preschool when my oldest son was a baby.
I said "we're homeschooling" because it was an easy answer and I had indeed thought about doing so, but still I felt compelled to check out preschools, to apply frantically, and to make a deposit so that my child wouldn't be left out of the race. I was already feeling as though I wasn't good enough to teach my own child.
Will parents be next to get school 'reformers' broom?
by Julie Woestehoff
October 4, 2010
Once Bill Gates, D. C. Supt. Michelle Rhee and the Waiting for Superman crowd are done drawing and quartering teachers, are they going to come after us parents?
After all, we're just the flip side of the same coin. What if, after all the millions of dollars that have been poured into marketing and movies promoting charter schools, turnaround companies, vouchers, mayors running the schools, etc., parents still refuse to play?
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