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This is a live blog of the October 20th NC Common Core Commission meeting. This is their second meeting. Updates will be most recent at the top. Continue reading
Andre Peek wants to talk to experts on Common Core English Language Art.
Will the Governor’s pick start out this ballgame by at least hitting a line drive towards learning the facts? Let’s see — Via News and Observer, emphasis added:
Andre Peek, co-chairman of the new Academic Standards Review Commission, said the body wants to first make sure that it’s familiar with the current Common Core standards before recommending changes to the State Board of Education. He said the commission will review English language arts on Monday and math in November.
Peek said Robin McCoy, director of K-12 curriculum and instruction at the state Department of Public Instruction, will explain the language arts standards to the commission. He said they wanted to hear from people like McCoy who are experts in the subject matter. Continue reading
In the last few weeks, I’ve been publishing the public feedback for North Carolina from 2010 that CCSSO and NGA refused to release. These “10,000 comments” have been used by proponents in an arguably dishonest manner to point to a vetting process for the standards.
Here are the articles I’ve put up with comments published in them to date:
The Infamous “10,000” Comments On Common Core
10,000 Comments: NC Overall Feedback
10,000 Comments: NC Overall Feedback on K-5 ELA Standards
Here is another point of reference on these “10,000 comments”:
Take a look at the summary of “public feedback” posted on the Core Standards website. It is grossly misleading. First of all, calling the feedback “public” is wrong: the organizers of the standards would not make public the nearly 10,000 comments they say they received from citizens. The summary quotes 24 respondents–less than 1/4 of 1 percent of the total–selectively chosen to back up their interpretation of the results.
-Source: Washington Post, 1/29-13
Today I have put together grade 6+ writing and language comments, as well as a section where people could leave more overall feedback on the ELA portion that might not have been covered in previous questions.
The first two, writing and language, only had 3 or 4 comments each. The third section that allowed for more overall commentary on the ELA had a flurry of comments.
NC Feedback – 6+ writing
NC Feedback – 6+ language
NC Feedback – More Overall ELA comments
In the 3rd set of comments above, there are a few excerpts I would like to share:
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His opponent, Earle Schecter, is a hot mess as evidenced by his turning an education town hall in a school into a political campaign event. That’s a no-no.
Consider that Schecter is a NYC Democrat who moved to NC in 2010 with no political experience.
Are You Ready For Earle? Hell. No.
The Cabarrus Conservative Alliance has endorsed Pittman. See below.
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Common Core’s ‘close reading’ has come under fire by opponents in various states and by members of the Common Core validation committee as having subjective, inappropriate content and lacking historical or contextual foundations needed to interpret excerpts given to students. … Continue reading