Sunday, November 12, 2017

Response to AL.Com article Alabama Superintendent Proposal to Raise Academic Standards."



Response to AL.Com article 

"Alabama Superintendent Proposal to Raise Academic Standards." 

Barack Obama and Bill Ayers on the Chicago Anenberg Project
I was MIA during much of the Alabama Civil War in Education over Common Core. My husband retired and I had already gotten my children educated (thank God). And then the grandchildren came along and I realized God wasn't through with me, yet. I still have (grand) children in Alabama (Mobile and Dothan) and Panama City.
Let me tell you about my experience in the trenches with some of the folks mentioned in this article on AL.Com, "Alabama Superintendent Proposal to Raise Academic Standards." First, Caroline Novak's name continues to come up. It was her group that first organized my original experience with the Delphi Technique (https://sharmanbursonramsey.blogspot.com/2017/11/delphi-technique-chamber-of-commerce.html).

Novak is the president and co-founder of the Alabama APlus Education Partnership, supposedly a grassroots effort to bring about education reform. 
I encountered Novak in the early 1990s when our Back to Basics group tried to get Phonics back in the schools after being condemned to the ash heaps by the education establishment through Whole Language. Through the Delphi Technique we were processed into "consensus" and Whole Language (Progressive Education) got insitutionalized into Alabama schools. 
My friend, Michele Buck, and I observed David Hornbeck (Hillary Clinton associate on the National Center of Education and the Economy and author of Human Capital -- a.k.a. our children) getting Alabama's supposed "grassroots" education "reform plan" off the fax machine in the Superintendent of Education's office in Montgomery.

Florida has one of the same ilk ON THE FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION! "Olenick, 62, had been general counsel to the education department, and he also served on the "legal team in defense of the A+ Education Plan," former Gov. Jeb Bush's signature education effort, according to the Florida Department of Management Services." (Orlando Sentinel, Jan. 23, 2015)
Whenever I see that organization listed, I know exactly what I am in for and it is NOT GOOD EDUCATION! It is more political jargon about college and career readiness which means Outcome Based Education, a dumbing down to the lowest possible common denominator. 
LIE! "The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led initiative that was intended to set similar standards in all states and raise the bar for states who had low standards."

There was nothing state led about it! 
These "Standards" were written by a coalition of Chicago Anenberg Project (led by Bill Ayers, domestic terrorist co-founder Weather Underground, and Barack Obama) alumni, including self-proclaimed architect DAVID COLEMAN (degree in Sociology, now rewriting the College Boards), and Jason Zimba (In 2010, Jason Zimba, a lead writer, said the standards are “not only not for STEM, they are also not for selective colleges.”). These "Standards" were rejected by Dr. James Milgram an original member of the "Standards Committee." Dr. Milgram and Dr. Sandra Stotsky also an original member and one of the two educators on the committee say Common Core will make American children roughly two years behind (already dumbed down by APLus in the 90s!!!!!). 
Then they say "The Alabama PTA, the National Education Association and other education groups have embraced the standards and continue to advocate to keep them."
That same group got Delphi (ed) into supporting the A Plus "reform" as well. 
Caroline Novak, quoted in the article on AL.com, president of A+ Education Partnership and co-chair of Alabama GRIT (Graduate Ready Impact Tomorrow), sent out a statement after the board's discussion, saying in part, "Without question, Alabama's students deserve the highest academic standards possible, and what we have in place today are the most rigorous expectations in the state's history." 
HOGWASH!
Novak said, "Every year, Alabama has seen growth in students' achievement, including reduced remediation rates and improved workforce readiness rates. Students and teachers are rising to the challenge of Alabama's rigorous academic expectations."
LIE! 
The NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) shows that Alabama has fallen from 26 in the nation to 51 in the nation. Following HER DIRECTION through A-PLUS!
Many of us just left the arena and ran for the hills. But this new group with the Common Core curriculum are not just radicals, they are anarchists like those being brought up in Bill Ayers' (domestic terrorist and co-founder Weathrman Movment) Small School Movement.(Ayers is past vice-president of the curriculum studies division of the American Educational Research Association. Ayers’ articles have appeared in many journals including the Harvard Educational Review, the Journal of Teacher Education, Teachers College Record, Rethinking Schools, The Nation, Educational Leadership, the New York Times and the Cambridge Journal of Education, just so you know what is going into and coming out of colleges of education.

Ayers is also a founder of the Antifa group Refuse Fascism that includes Carl I. Dix founder Communist Revolutionary Party, USA, and Cornel West among others.

Do we know what works in education? Of course we do. There are still some holdouts across the country that remain true to tried and true methods, though they are fewer and harder to come by as the Chamber of Commerce (as represented by Novak and Olenick) continues its delusion encouraged by "experts" with brief cases and pressed white shirts, or pretty legs and high heels, when they come to present their sales pitch. Or, as in Florida, now with Common Core by a salesman for Microsoft. 

"The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people. – Tom Clancy
Enter Bill and Melinda Gates et.al." (John Pelto, Nov. 9, 2015)"

-- http://www.al.com/…/…/08/alabama_superintendent_proposa.html"

For more on what changes A Plus and Goals 2000 and Common Core have brought to education visit:https://sharmanbursonramsey.blogspot.com/2017/11/look-at-this-headline-and-now-according.html



WELCOME TO COMMON CORE: SEE ALSO:


 RADICAL POSSIBILITIES: YOUR CHILDREN

 COMMON CORE MATH


DELPHI TECHNIQUE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT CONVINCED THE GULLIBLE NATION TO BUY INTO COMMON CORE

 COMMON CORE: PETRI DISH FOR RADICALS

 SECULAR HUMANISM NOW ACCEPTED RELIGION OF SCHOOLS
 COMMON CORE SOCIAL STUDIES

 WHO ARE YOU? JUST A PARENT?

 COMMON CORE PORNOGRAPHY 101
 COMMON CORE IN BAY DISTRICT SCHOOLS
CHICAGO CONNECTION TO COMMON CORE
 TRADITIONAL OR PROGRESSIVE? DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE?
 MATH WARS

 THE EMPEROR IS WEARING NO CLOTHES THE CIVIL WAR IN EDUCATION

 MIDDLE SCHOOL AGENDA FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION
 TEACHERS AS LIBERATORS PRODUCE STUDENTS AS REVOLUTIONARIES
 THINK SYSTEM THRIVES AT CAPSTONE







 BEHAVIOR MODELS ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS

 CULTURE WAR AND COMMON CORE
CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN EDUCATION. TRUTH OR LIE? RETARDING AMERICA THE IMPRISONMENT OF POTENTIAL
 CONFLICT RESOLUTION OR PSYCHOLOGICAL MANIPULATION?

No comments:

Post a Comment

I would love to hear from you!