Highlights: School crime/violence continues in CMS, WCPSS areas, School choice surging, Governor McCrory steps up & joins Amicus Brief and an update on Special Snowflakes on College Campuses.
Reminder: The final Academic Standards Review Commission meeting is Friday, December 18th.
The commission’s report with recommendations on replacing and changing Common Core is due by midnight, December 31st.
Most Recent meeting: NC Common Core Commission Meeting Highlights – 11/13/15
Related: News and Observer Is Obsessed with Common Core
More: As NC Common Core Commission Wraps Up, DPI Starts 5 YR Annual Review
Also: HUGE: State Of Missouri Loses On Appeal Of Common Core SBAC Assessment Judgement
Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statement, “Parents have the right to choose a school for their child that will best meet their child’s educational needs and supports their values.”
87% Total Agree
9% Total Disagree
64% Strongly Agree
23% Somewhat Agree
5% Somewhat Disagree
4% Strongly Disagree
3% Undecided/Don’t Know
#4 – #WCPSS’s Kushner at it again shaming the public.
Cites ridiculously unscientific Wallethub… How embarrassing.
Related: Christine Kushner’s term ending as Wake County school board chair
#5 – Poll examines diversity attitudes in CMS, Wake and 3 other districts
They could have just asked a Realtor and saved the tax payer nearly half a million:
Mickelson and two other professors – Toby Parcel of N.C. State University and Stephen Smith of Winthrop University – created the poll with a $482,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, a government agency that supports scientific research. The study is designed to help districts formulate “policy that will better support socioeconomic mixing of students, which enhances diversity by promoting educational attainment and upward mobility in society, especially for at-risk students,” the abstract says.
#6 – Charlotte schools refused to provide numbers, details on crime reported on campus
More Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools Violence:
- Parents question CMPD handling of daughter’s reported sexual assault
- CMPD investigating another assault at Harding High
- CMS student arrested after school brawl files complaint against SRO
- West Meck’s ‘restricted movement’ rule concerns parents
#14 – GEE, this article isn’t creepy at all.
Especially this part:
The most effective way to address these challenges is throughout a child’s early life, when 85 percent of brain development occurs. As Nobel Laureate Professor James J. Heckman says, “Human capital begins at birth. The foundation for school, career and life success is largely determined through the development of cognitive and character skills beginning in children’s earliest years.”
Special Snowflakes Updates