Tag Archives: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Transforming Education Beyond Common Core: Arne Duncan’s “Classroom of the Future”

Replacing our traditional ways of learning, through reading, writing, and study – contemplative and solitary activities—are the communal and hands-on activities promoted in Common Core and now digital learning. Both Common Core and digital learning serve to obscure a large part of the reason for the achievement gap: reading ability. Students who are poor readers lag in other subjects. To cover up this inability, Common Core emphasizes “speaking and listening skills.” Similarly, games offer an opportunity to hide differences in ability. Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, Education, News and Analysis Tagged , , , , |

Common Core Test ‘Refuseniks’

The resistance is coming from the political right and the political left. Those on the right are opposed to federal testing that measures emotional responses more than knowledge and infringes on privacy. The left often rejects accountability standards. So a grassroots movement of “opting out” is taking hold among the states.

Continue reading

Posted in Common Core, Education, News and Analysis, Uncategorized Tagged , , , , |