Thursday, January 21, 2016

Does Common Core Make Children Conformist?

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whomever you are with; it should teach you what is important, how to live and how to die" -- John Taylor Gatto.

Hat tip Lawrence Reed of Foundation For Economic Freedom.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

"It is Never about the Kids..."

Doubling Teacher Pay Does Nothing to Improve Student Performance

"Doubling teachers wages had zero impact on either "teacher effort or student learning outcomes."
Given that teachers' unions fight for the kids, I'm sure they'll be pushing for lower salaries so there's more cash for textbooks and after-school programs."  Peter St. Onge

A good thing to keep in mind during the upcoming Town Hall Meeting Season.  Other studies have shown there is no correlation between student performance and teacher pay. 

To read an excerpt of the study click here.