Posts Tagged ‘Alliance for Childhood’

Haikus, Common Core’s Folly

January 15, 2015

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2015/01/13/report-requiring-kindergartners-to-read-as-common-core-does-may-harm-some/

“Teaching isn’t a – lost art but respect for it – is a lost custom”

“Kindergarten should – be fun, not a sweat shop like – the rest of the grades”

“Active language-rich – play sessions are better than – force feeding reading”

“Drills, table tasks and – worksheets make our Jills and Jacks – very dull children”

“Forcing kids beyond – their skills causes thunder and – lightning in their brains”

“End high stakes testing – in the lower grades; don’t judge – teachers on test scores”