Teacher what?

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I want people to understand exactly what it means to be a teacher, a good teacher. The general job description of a teacher is misleading and can even be degrading. I’ve learned that it means you are a role model, guardian, friend, and an educator. Sometimes you are the only anything in a child’s life. It means doing lots of extra work for FREE. It means you have to move furniture, and constantly maintain a nicely decorated and up to date classroom, both which are overlooked or completely taken for granted. There is lots and lots of paperwork and reading and researching, all very time consuming. It is physically and emotionally exhausting. You are expected to stand for most of the day, and project your voice (which does cause pain in your throat and lower abdomen). You have to push yourself to be energetic and engaging. There are constant changes…

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Who Needs Common Sense When We Have Common Core?

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Common Core was created to address multiple problems: 1) Our ranking compared to other developed nations was slipping, and 2) universities were getting high school graduates unprepared for college and dropping out. In order to fix these problems, the Council of Chief State School Officers and the National Governors Association, with heavy financial support from the Bill Gates Foundation, oversaw the creation of Common Core, a set of standards that all children should reach by a certain age.

Slipping in world rank and graduating ill-equipped seniors are problems. You do NOT fix those problems by creating standards with NO involvement from the people who have to implement those standards. The standards’ authors work for ACT, Achieve, the College Board, and Student Achievement Partners; not a single teacher grades K-12 was invited or included. In fact, the lead English standards writers were David Coleman and Susan Pimentel, who have never taught…

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Florida Parents Enraged Over the Biased Islamic Indoctrination in Their Children’s Textbooks

I have to assume this is part of ‘common core’–OUTRAGEOUS!

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Islam Textbook 8Front cover image of World History textbook containing an entire chapter on Islamic indoctrination

by, Cheryl K. Chumley | The Washington Times

Hundreds of parents, angry at what they say is a biased student textbook with a decided pro-Islam slant, have launched a campaign demanding equal religious representation and planned a protest at the school board meeting this week.

The book, “World History,” devotes fully 32 pages — an entire chapter — on “Muslim Civilizations,” including descriptions of the Koran and a listing of the Five Pillars of Islam, The Daily Caller reported. But noticeably missing is information on any other religion.

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Protesters are demanding that students tear out the Islam chapter until the school, in Volusia County, provide a like number of pages on other religions, the local WFTV reported.

“The problem is there needs to be balance,” said District 2 Deltona commissioner Webster Barnaby, in The Daily…

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