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  •  When I'm Engaging . . . (0+ / 0-)

    . . . with someone who accuses me of sophistry and intentional lying, its time for the conversation to come to a close.

    Did I say, "assessment is not for all intents and purposes equivalent to testing?" No, I said that NOWHERE in the Common Core as written is there a testing requirement.

    Is your shocking assertion that "some sort of standardized testing is required" accurate? You betcha! It has been since NCLB. NCLB was implemented in 2001. Development of the Common Core began in 2009, so of course it assumes standardized testing, because schools that receive federal aid must adopt standardized testing. States have the option to design their own tests, and that's what my state has chosen to do. The requirement for standardized testing does NOT come from the Common Core; it predates it.

    Do states adopting the Common Core receive financial incentives? You betcha! The incentives are from Race to the Top, and are doled out to any state that adopts "college- and career-ready standards." Some states adopt the Common Core, and receive the grant. Other states do not adopt the Common Core, and also receive the grant. Texas and Virginia rejected the Common Core, and are still receiving their RttT grants.

    Now I'll restate my earlier comment: You called me a sophist and a liar. I'm done with you.

    "Seeing Leela fly off the Hexadecapus and crash through the moon dome and survive inside a stuffed animal by breathing a balloon was a dose of reality." Farewell, Futurama--I will avenge you!

    by IamGumby on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 06:51:44 AM PDT

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    •  I NEVER accused you of intentional lying (0+ / 0-)

      essentially, that accusation about me is just more sophistry on your part that proves my point - maybe you were trying to be ironic or something, who knows.

      And about your Virginia and Texas "gotcha" comment, you may have missed when I said this:

      either in Common Core or something equally nefarious
      (with the part that you obviously missed in bold).

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