I’m speechless. This is so good, so true, that I’m at a loss for words. That doesn’t happen every day.
I just read this very powerful piece by John F. Burns, who said, ” In all of these places, my experience has been that when it suits the ends of power, ideology can be invoked to prove that 2+2 = 5, or 3, or any other number that suits the state, and to demand that all embrace the madness. ” I will not embrace the madness of Common Core, it is not right, it is not just.
Inherently discriminatory in nature. How is it that New Hampshire gets away with this? Is it in part because our governor turns a blind eye to the needs of children and the voices of its citizens and appoints those who know nothing about education, but plenty about business and lobbying to the state BOE? We need recall elections in New Hampshire. Now.
If only this were an isolated incident of one superintendent building a culture of fear and not a pervasive problem found throughout the country. Shameful. How do they live with themselves and sleep at night?
Diane Ravitch picked up my statement. I am both humbled and inspired.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Go away reformers. Leave me and the kids alone.