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EMPATHY AND THE COMMON CORE: “Oh, say can you feel?”

Empathetic learning is all the rage in the Common Core.  They call it SEL (Social & Emotional Learning).  Sort of like the newfangled “empathetic medicine” where I suppose the surgeon feels the pain of the patient.  Hopefully, not while operating.   Yup, put yourself right into someone else’s shoes, literally.  Not sympathy where I feel your […]

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Behind the Common Core: The California Education Code

Common Core’s predecessor under the Bush administration “No Child Left Behind” also mandated its own safe school planning (see “Development of the California School Climate and Safety Survey  (CSCSS) – Short Form” by Michael J. Furlong, Jennifer L. Greif, Michael P. Bates, Angela D. Whipple, and Terese C. Jimenez – University of California, Santa Barbara; […]

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Common Core 101

Some of you are asking, exactly what is the Common Core? The simple answer is, well, not so simple. It’s a national curriculum. Some say, it’s “one size fits all” education. Others will tell you, this is a complete overhaul of K-12: a fundamental transformation of public education. New “New Math” with social justice. Globally […]

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Deceiving America Through Education: The Education Code – Part 3

Common Core, two words that rattle many parents’ nerves from sea to shining sea; however, there are two other words that should shake us to our very core:  Education Code.   In the February 2013 Ventura County held “Threat Assessment: Prevention of Targeted Violence in Schools,” the education codes plays a far bigger role in defining […]

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Deceiving America Through Education: The Education Code – Part 1

Common Core, two words that rattle many parents’ nerves from sea to shining sea; however, there are two other words that should shake us to our very core:  Education Code. The education code is the phantom wrapper around the Common Core that circumvents specificities of curriculum.  It is the framework of education policy, conduct, laws, […]