Beware Critical Thinking
Everyone agrees that children should learn to think critically, but not everyone agrees how they are supposed to do this. Critical thinking is not a subject that can be taught separately from a body of knowledge. To think critically, you have to have something to think about.
Educational Goals vs U.S. Culture
Efforts at school reform without an overhaul of U.S. cultural priorities are pie in the sky.
Educational Jargon Generator [offsite link]
Have a little fun translating plain English into Edu-Speak.
Glossary of Californian Education-speak [offsite link]
Terms used by educators in California.
Glossary of Educational Terms [offsite link]
Educators often use inflated words to conceal feeble ideas and befuddle the public.
Professional Educational Jargon Masks Meaning
The new Common Core Standards are--like all the reforms since the 1920s-- riddled with Edu-speak. Parents need to insist that their questions about their children’s school progress are answered in plain English.
The Latest in Edu-Speak
Parents and teachers who don't want to be deceived as to the purpose and probable effects of the Common Core Standards need to recognize the script. Challenge school administrators and journalists to use their own thought out words when discussing the CCSS.
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