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The Army Of Davids Fighting Common Core

Professor Glenn Reynold’s book, An Army of Davids, has constantly been in the back of my mind whenever I am engaging in fighting Common Core. It was in my mind as I sat at the messaging and PR table for We Will Not Conform. The opposition to Common Core are an Army of Davids. The replay of We Will Not Conform event is tonight, by the way. For those of you unfamiliar with Glenn Reynolds, a.k.a. the Blogfather, visit Instapundit. I do. Every morning.

Anyway, as a blogger, I know the power of social media and the well placed headline or turn of phrase. I know how to take apart a narrative put forth by the other side. This gave me an edge in debating supporters. I use the term debate lightly. It was never debate on the standards for them. It was a debate on me. This is a crucial point. Common Core supporters did not defend the standards, they attacked the opposition. They tried to smear and demonize teachers, parents, grandparents and students from all walks of life and it has backfired in epic style.

.@POLITICO: The #CommonCore PR war: the millions have proved no match for the moms http://t.co/ewth1LhG7T #stopcommoncore #TCOT #edchat

— Pioneer Institute (@PioneerBoston) July 29, 2014 Continue reading

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Durbin To Bloggers: Sit Down, Shut Up. Take 2.

Glenn Reynolds takes Dick Durbin to task and I remind the Senator from Illinois, home of the President who touted the most transparent administration in history, yet again:

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” Continue reading

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It’s Educational (video)

Occasionally I come across a few videos that I post outside of The Morning Links. While cleaning out my inbox this morning, I ran through my YouTube digest and decided these two were ones that needed a stand alone post. Both are from PJ media and both made me recall articles posted by Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit – appropriate since he is the interviewer in the second video. I’ve been tagging along in Instapundit’s chronicle of the Higher Education Bubble. It seems to me that Obama’s recent maneuvers in grade school education are related – if not possibly calculated based on what is happening there. Continue reading

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