The Latest from The Lady
- #DM7 Article: Procrustes In America
- @DrJuneAtkinson, It’s time for the CCSSO to #ReleaseTheFiles
- CCSSO President Atkinson Starts Campaigning Early
- Here Comes Occupy Monday
- 7 More Get A Free Ride
- NC Lowers The Bar For Passing End of Course Exams
- Buncombe School Board Backs Out Of Common Core Forum
- @WRAL’s Hard Hitting #Obamacare Navigator Investigation
- Romeike Family Asylum Update: DOJ Wins. Family To Be Deported.
- Moral Monday FL Recycled Rhetoric
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My weekly column is up at Da Tech Guy blog. This is a reposting of Procrustes in America.
By A.P. Dillon
Have you heard of the Greek myth of Procrustes? As the myth goes, Procrustes was a bandit and a metal smith from Attica and was also the son of Poseidon. His claim to fame was that he would attack people and force them to fit an iron bed. Procrustes would do so by either stretching their bodies out or cutting off limbs to make the person fit.
Procrustes is alive and well in the United States of America. Continue reading
Last month, I called for transparency from NC State Superintendent Atkinson, as the president of the CCSSO (Council Of Chief State School Officers) to release their files on the Common Core. Specifically, the closed door meeting sessions of the validation committee.
For the uninitiated, the validation committee for the Common Core were forced to sign confidentiality agreements and their meeting were held in private, denying citizens much needed transparency. I am again calling for the CCSSO to release the files. Continue reading
NC State Superintendent and President of the CCSSO Dr. June Atkinson recently spent time speaking to the Carteret County Democrat party. Atkinson assaulted the current legislature for teacher pay while conveniently leaving out the role both she and former Governor Perdue played in freezing teacher pay in the first place.
Despite having the highest graduation rate in the history of the state, North Carolina’s public education system needs support to survive the recent wave of changes enacted by the General Assembly, State Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said on Saturday to county Democrats. Continue reading