School Reform Issues – Colorado – Common Core, PARCC, etc.

This presentation by LibertyWatch provides basic information about School Reform Activity at a national level here in America and in Colorado.

For additional information we suggest the following resources:

Common Core Standards—Fact and Fiction
Published April 14, 2013
Joy Pullmann, Education Research Fellow at The Heartland Institute

Truth In America Education

Colorado Academic Standards
Menu for each area (PDF files)

Speaking Back to the Common Core by Thomas Newkirk, Professor at Univ. of NH (PDF file posted 2013)

Common Core’s Race to the Middle in Colorado
Independence Institute, Dec 6, 2012, Denver, CO
Introductory remarks by Bob Schaffer


“Seeds of Tomorrow” by Angela Engel

“Brave New Worlds” & “Brave New Worlds Revisited” by Aldous Huxley

“1984” by George Orwell

“The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” by Charlotte Iserbyt

“The Knowledge Deficit” by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

“History on Trial , Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” by Gary B. Nash, Charlotte Crabtree, and Ross E. Dunn (2000)

“A Different Kind of Teacher”, “Solving the Crisis of American Schooling” and “Weapons of Mass Instruction” by John Taylor Gatto

“IndoctriNation, Public Schools and the decline of Christianity” by Colin Gunn and Joaquin Fernandez

“A Predicament of Innocents, might the schools help?” By George Stranahan

“The Schools our Children Deserve: Moving beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards” by Alfie Kohn




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