Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Look Harder at "Choice", Pitch Ellis Into the Lake

Owen essays that the Wisconsin Legislature should expand school choice.  Good for him.

And good for the kids, too, as Malkin notes.

...There’s no better illustration of Common Core’s duplicitous talk of higher standards than to start with its math “reforms.” While Common Core promoters assert their standards are “internationally benchmarked,” independent members of the expert panel in charge of validating the standards refute the claim. Panel member Dr. Sandra Stotsky of the University of Arkansas reported, “No material was ever provided to the Validation Committee or to the public on the specific college readiness expectations of other leading nations in mathematics” or other subjects.

In fact, Stanford University professor James Milgram, the only mathematician on the validation panel, concluded that the Common Core math scheme would place American students two years behind their peers in other high-achieving countries. In protest, Milgram refused to sign off on the standards.

The Obozo cannot perpetuate his Communist/Statist regime if the darlings can add, subtract, and multiply--or especially if they can divide the national debt total by the number of taxpayers.

 ...Ze’ev Wurman, a prominent software architect, electrical engineer and longtime math advisory expert in California and Washington, D.C., points out that Common Core delays proficiency with addition and subtraction until 4th grade and proficiency with basic multiplication until 5th grade, and skimps on logarithms, mathematical induction, parametric equations and trigonometry at the high school level...

The SCOAMF's kiddies do NOT attend a "Common Core" school.

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