Common Core is not right for Medway

Our town of Medway, Massachusetts has finally awoken to Common Core and PARCC. I am a Medway parent of three children. I oppose Common Core and PARCC.

Last night Medway Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Judy Evans held her “Superintendent’s Chat” at the Middle School. She devoted her entire meeting (1hr) to discussing Medway school curriculum, PARCC, & Common Core. She fielded dozens of questions from dozens of concerned parents. I want to publically thank Dr. Evans and Armand Pires for dedicating their time to address our concerns.

I suspect that many parents left with many different feelings regarding PARCC and Common Core. Here are my feelings. In full disclosure, I am not an educator. I am a parent. Continue reading

The dumbest way to make us smart

Somebody needs to explain this to me….

 – We collectively spend $70B per year to run the federal Department of Education

- We spend thousands of dollars per year in local property taxes to support education

- We spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend college.

- Yet EVERYTHING we learn in school is available for free on the internet.

Is it time to throw our education models out the window and start over?

 

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The MA government deception of PARCC

I found this official video by MA Education Commission Chester explaining PARCC. I adding the following reply in the comments section. We will see if I am censored out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2RwMIwlCpg

“Commissioner Chester is not interested in evaluating PARCC. He is pushing PARCC down our throats in Massachusetts. Did you know that Commissioner Chester is on the Board of Governors of PARCC? https://www.parcconline.org/governing-board Do you think this makes him impartial? Continue reading

The ONLY reason we need to oppose Common Core

For many, the trouble with arguing for or against Common Core is that education is complicated. How many of us have ever studied school standards or curricula? Compared and contrasted teaching techniques? Know how much it costs to run a public school district?
How are we supposed to have a strong opinion regarding Common Core when we are overwhelmed with information that is navigated mostly by professional educators? Continue reading