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  •  If the gov't is in control of all labor (4+ / 0-)

    where does big business come from? I think Beck should have let this one marinate a little longer.

    •  Beck isn't alone in this and there (2+ / 0-)
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      are so many tasty ingredients to put in the stew:

      According to anti-Common Core activists, the government won't only collect student data from test scores and paperwork—they'll also use actual lab experiments. Beck cited a February draft report released by the Department of Education on the future of learning technology. Among other things, the report highlighted studies that had used tools such as a "wireless skin conductance sensor," "functional magnetic resonance imaging," and a "posture analysis seat" to measure how students learn. As Beck put it, "This is like some really spooky, sci-fi, Gattaca kind of thing." But the Department of Education draft report didn't actually recommend that these tools be incorporated into the classroom.

      Critics also take issue with what's in the standards—particularly the math portion. Writing about the math standards in The Atlantic last November, retired educator Barry Garelick feared that kids would become "'little mathematicians' who don't know how to do actual math."

      When someone is impatient and says, "I haven't got all day," I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day? George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:14:32 PM PDT

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