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Mullings on teaching, learning, schooling, society, ecology, systems, spirituality, connections…

“Knowledge and Thought Have Parted Company”

| May 17, 2016

“If it should turn out to be true that knowledge… and thought have parted company for good, then we would indeed become the helpless slaves, not so much of our machines as of our know-how, thoughtless creatures at the mercy of every gadget which is technically possible, no matter how murderous it is.” — Hannah […]

More on the Common Core: Who Decides?

| March 11, 2013

At the moment, Arizona is pursuing legislation that will require all faculty members in colleges of education to receive training in the Common Core Standards and that will require the Common Core to be included in their teacher education courses. Such a move is frightening at so many levels, I barely know where to start. […]

The Common Core Standards – Keeping Our Kids Dumb

| July 2, 2011

It may be a knee-jerk reaction on my part, but I’m suspicious of political efforts in education. Fundamentally, I don’t think the real intent and motivation is to help children. The quote from the Standards web site brings up a number of questions and thoughts. The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding […]