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‘Transition’ not going well

August 25, 2014

New York state education officials are attempting to put the best face on what are some subpar outcomes....

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Aug-26-14 1:10 PM

the only subject that should be changed in teaching since (going w-a-y back) the early 1900s is history, because there is so much more of it. Math hasn't changed (2+2 is still 4) Verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are still the same. The laws of physics don't change, and potassium is still fun to toss into a snow bank. So tell me, other than the political correctness movement and making single parenthood a badge of honor, what has changed???

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Aug-25-14 11:58 PM

dumbing down the Regents was the start of the slide downhill, along with NCLB and a few other worthless programs. Now we have Common Core to deal with as we climb down the ladder. Bring back the old school days of the 1950s and 1960s. Let them learn the material or fail and if they don't graduate FROM high school until they are 25 -- oh well

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Aug-25-14 9:32 PM

Several years ago our education czar at the time, Commissioner Mills, said all children should go the regents route, trying to steer everbody toward a college path. "All students can learn"...and to prove it, the regents were dummied down and giant curves thrown in. And of course State Ed said "We told you, see what a great job we're doing."

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Aug-25-14 7:28 PM

And the Board of Education in Gloversville has given the business Supt. a nice 40,000 plus salary boost over three years to oversee common core in their district. Didn't they just hire two people to run Pickus's former position? Something is wrong there..As the kids get dumber the educators keep lining their pockets.

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Aug-25-14 2:10 PM

Just like the other failed policies, they have to run the full failure course before you can go back to the tried and true ways that things were done. If you pull it up short of total failure you did not give it a chance. I think that in the end they will redirect their efforts to reflect the failures and call it a win!

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