David A. Gamberg's Blog – May 2012 Archive (2)

How did we get here?From Educating Children to Supporting a Psychometric Industrial Complex



 

It was President Eisenhower who warned our country of blindly falling victim to a military industrial complex as an unintended consequence of the relationship between government and defense contractors.  He spoke of this as a grave threat to our democracy. Today, we face a different insidious threat from within, cloaked in the false clothing that masquerades as new and improved commercial products and technical fixes to an organic problem.  We hear…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on May 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Common Core…. Common Sense?

The following is drawn from elements presented at a Regional Literacy Conference for educators.  I started by reading The Three Questions by Jon J. Muth.  Based on the work of Leo Tolstoy, Muth’s brilliant picture book tells the story of a young boy trying to be the best person he can be.  In it the boy asks:

 

When is the best time to do things?

Who is the most important one?

What is the right thing…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on May 14, 2012 at 1:01pm — No Comments

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