Random Monday

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• More on the Common Core (yes, I am still on this) – a speech by Bill Gates in which he explains that treating education as one-size-fits-all will unleash powerful market forces in the service of better teaching. For the first time, there will be a large base of customers eager to buy products. Because OF COURSE we will have better results with more standardization and more computer time.

Ahhh…..the light dawns…

• Oh, and before I forget, there is a TON of good research and ammo against the Common Core at the What Is Common Core blog (for those of you still reading who haven’t sprained your eyes rolling them at me and my endless carrying on about this issue).

• And one more article on the absolutely Orwellian NATIONAL STUDENT DATABASE that they’ve created to keep track of us for the rest of our lives. Information Bill Gates wishes to have so he can SELL US STUFF.

Justin Beiber visited the Ann Frank House Museum in Amsterdam. Apparently he was quite moved by his visit, and wrote in the Special Guestbook that he hopes “she would have been a Belieber.”

So. There you go. The Beebs, he’s deep.

• I was trying to show the kids how to jump rope the other day. Word to the wise: having your plumbing rearranged by two 9 pound babies seems to mean jumping rope is off the table forevermore. Just sayin’.

• Happy Monday, y’all! Link up with your own Randomness below!

7 Responses to “Random Monday”

  1. Lisa Says:

    If we were all brought up inside the box how are we ever going to think outside it. Some people are just plain scary with power! Maybe instead of raising individuals that can think for themselves Mr Gates can build us all robotic children that conform to his ideal of common and standardised teachings and learnings. Seriously what a pelican head!

    BTW my youngest was over 11 pounds; I daren’t even sneeze these days! In the way of best parenting skills I remind her of this constantly as I run to the toilet to beat her to it.
    Lisa´s last blog post ..K is for … “Kids Birthdays”

  2. Tressa Says:

    Oh, Common Core. The money making machine. Spunky Homeschool had an easy way to sum the whole thing up.

    What is tested is what is taught. What is taught is what is thought.

    Who is going to tell your kids what to think? And don’t tell me there isn’t an agenda. My 1st grader came home to me one day and yelled at me about not recycling something. this was 12 years ago. Imagine what those kids have to listen to now. Oh, and I recycle just fine.

    I blogged about Bieber too. He BUGS me.

  3. Kristy Says:

    I am so happy to know exactly where the Anne Frank Museum is located…I even have a photo out front. We didn’t get in though since the line was wrapped around the block. I bet the Beebs didn’t have to wait in line.

    I finally got around to ranting to Carl about Common Core last night. They are now putting commercials on the teevee about it. Companies are advertising their support of it and plugging it up as the greatest idea ever for our children.

  4. Eddie - The Usual Mayhem Says:

    Adding jumping rope to my nay-nay list along with jumping jacks and sneezing. Good to know.

    Is it me or are our govenments getting more and more Big Brotherish? Scary stuff.
    Eddie – The Usual Mayhem´s last blog post ..Progeny Press Treasure Island review

  5. Happy Elf Mom Says:

    CC will be the death of public education as we know it. Which should ordinarily be touted as a GOOD THING, except for the fact that CC will make things even WORSE than they are already. :/
    Happy Elf Mom´s last blog post ..Assignment: Jews Are Evil.

  6. Conseulo Weisstein Says:

    Common Core…scaring the el shito out of me.

    Yet another reason for me to be incognito.


  7. Lily Says:

    Sorry for perhaps missing everything you’ve written about it, but what is it? Is it in schools now, or going to be in the next year?