Perhaps I'm misinterpreting the Bryant assignment, but it reads like that task force is just a hypothetical mechanism for the project. It's not saying the BOR is outdated, just for the hypothetical of the project. Seems like a decent assignment to get kids to ponder their rights and what other rights may be needed.
Posted by LSU2001 One of hone best history professors I ever had at LSU was Gaines Foster. In his course the new south he routinely has us read two books back to back that discussed the same events and time period from vastly different perspectives. I found that to be a very effective method to show that depending on your place in said events, the interpretation could be very different. History is not a collection of facts or dates, history is a telling of events and being able to critically examine the author's interpretation is key to understanding the events.
quote: Whomever chose that is either a liberal or an idiot.
The 2 are not mutually exclusive
Its up to parents to monitor what content is being taught.
1. I think the 'revised bill of rights' exercise looks awesome.
2. It's not Common Core, it's an AP prep exercise. The worst thing about about common core is now every weird anecdote about how a course was taught will now be blamed on Common Core, as if everything up to this point in history has been taught perfectly.
It's like a derp magnet.
While you're logically correct, the implicit construction of the statement is pretty clear, ie, that the right only applies to citizens acting in a militia
You cannot monitor what you cannot see or hear. I cannot comment on Common Core, but re: CSCOPE, parents were originally not given access to the lesson plans, supposedly due to “intellectual property concerns.” It was hidden in a veil of secrecy. CSCOPE has been strategically rebranded as TEKS Resource System.
Here are some comments from reviewers on the committee formed by the Texas SBOE:
On the lack of transparency:“Some of our most qualified reviewers felt handicapped in their work due to not having the full documentation with the supplemental addendum of supporting aids included with the CSCOPE lesson plan materials.”
“Other than handouts, posters, computer research of undeterminable content or material written on the board, unless the student is allowed to bring all the material disseminated in a class home, it is impossible to know what “history” is being learned or for that matter, being taught. This is the greatest drawback of not having textbooks. At least with textbooks, a parent could read what the student is required to read. This brings me to the obvious: the student doesn’t have to read. Reading stimulates the brain and requires discipline. Effective reading is essential to be successful in virtually all careers. CSCOPE has tossed reading out the window in favor of group chit-chat sessions where the students are expected to teach the students."
On the US Government curriculum: "The curriculum is not rigorous enough for seniors in high school; very light weight. One panelist even thought that it was for a lower grade level."
"Really strong instructors would be needed to overcome the weaknesses in the curriculum."
On economics: “Lesson one assumes that the FDIC is infallible and will always bailout insolvent banks and protect savers."
On world history: “Some panel members felt strongly that inappropriate levels of political correctness prevented objective and accurate presentation.”
quote:No it isn't.
No, the meaning is that the REASON we have the right to bear arms
Common Core also received criticism for not being tough enough
WTF did a Young Earth Creationist Dentist have any business as the chairman of the Texas Board of Education. Thank Goodness more moderate republicans are coming the board with some education credentials.
Texas education problems are a little bit different than the rest of the country.
this has not a damn thing to do with common core!
common core standards pertain only to English and math
It's the result of a teacher's poor judgement on which resources to use
Posted by asurob1 quote: Its up to parents to monitor what content is being taught. No way, parents taking responsibility for what goes into their balls of mush. Not in America!