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    What we have is a nationalized stucture for education in two subjects, with federal funds flowing to the 46 states where legislators “adopted” the standards (close reading not required). The structure is still being marketed as if it can function as a complete curriculum for studies in the arts, sciences, and humanities, not only in grades K-5, but by making every teacher in every subject devote time to close readings of texts and writing about the content in the texts. And the texts must be selected to fit a formula for “complexity,” other criteria are secondary.

    The standards also forward a truncated view of education as preparation for college or work. Schools should foster in students a more ample view of what life offers and requires beyond book-learning, test-taking, reading for information more than pleasure or empahy or to satisfy curiosity, regurgitating and reframing information in strictly conventional machine-scorable writing.

    If I had one wish, Republican men would have uteruses.

    by Desert Rose on Fri Aug 09, 2013 at 06:46:34 AM PDT

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