Wednesday, May 21, 2014

OVERWHELMING SUPPORT FOR THE COMMON CORE!!!


There is now no doubt: Americans overwhelmingly support the common core. In a poll organized by the Pearson Publishing Company, 96% strongly agreed with the statement, "Schools should teach important things." By a wide margin, those surveyed also agreed that "teachers should help students learn stuff."

Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced that "This poll is a real-game changer. Despite the complaints of nay-sayers, the public has finally got the message about the common core."

In a separate poll carried out among staff members of the US Department of Education, 92% demonstrated their familiarity with learning theory, responding that they recognized the name "Piaget." Of those who did, however, 82% associated the name with a watch company. 

Hat-tip: Andy Borowitz

4 comments:

  1. "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics."

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  2. The same group at the Department of Education identified Vygotsky as "that Russian communist who was a rival of Lenin."

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