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Forum: Learning at School   02-03-2014, 04:18 AM
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Posted By slbrooks
And I just found this...

And I just found this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS3W3uDN0dM&feature=youtu.be and I'm trying to see how I can view it since it came out last fall. I emailed the White House this morning with...
Forum: Learning at School   02-02-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I just watched this and it is very telling. I...

I just watched this and it is very telling. I have bought The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America and The Leipzing Connection; they will arrive sometime this month. I watched this before the Super...
Forum: Learning at School   01-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Oh and the website for the movie is also very...

Oh and the website for the movie is also very informative!!!!! Wow!!!!
Forum: Learning at School   01-22-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Oh boy I am excited! They are releasing a movie...

Oh boy I am excited! They are releasing a movie about the common core and I'm hoping it exposes it for what it really is. Indiana is pulling out of it as we speak. It's called Building the Machine...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By slbrooks
Thanks. The American Girl books I cannot afford...

Thanks. The American Girl books I cannot afford right now and they were hard to get at the library. Also my 8 year old is complaining about chapter books right now and telling me they are too long...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2014, 03:34 PM
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Posted By slbrooks
I'm learning a lot myself. I'm reading Heart and...

I'm learning a lot myself. I'm reading Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson and it is very good. I would not read this to my children because it is too long but an awesome, lovely book. I found a good...
Forum: Learning at Home and Beyond   01-20-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By slbrooks
Hi I am a noncustodial mom and only get to see...

Hi I am a noncustodial mom and only get to see my kids every other weekend, once during the week and speak to them on the phone twice each week. They are 6 and 8 both daughters. Anyway I've decided...
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Yes homeschooling seems to be the best option...

Yes homeschooling seems to be the best option for those who do not like states coerced into common core led government teachings.
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I guess I should have just gotten the article...

I guess I should have just gotten the article from public discourse. If you think it is just upset with Christianity not being in the schools then you are reading it wrong. It goes on how parents...
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I've seen it now but I'm not sure they oppose...

I've seen it now but I'm not sure they oppose it. They might just report on it. I clicked and saw some articles. Unfortunately the article on common core is the best one I've seen written in a while.
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 04:42 PM
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Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I never saw anything on homosexuality just pro...

I never saw anything on homosexuality just pro life!
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 04:39 PM
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Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Weird I never notice noise like that I just read...

Weird I never notice noise like that I just read the darn article.
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I don't think I will be coming back much to this...

I don't think I will be coming back much to this interesting topic. I am going to teach my children when I have them. Next weekend I'm teaching them about slavery and black history because it is...
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by IdentityCrisisMama http://www.mothering.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1380371/common-core/380#post_17550195)

Brooks, I would...
Forum: Learning at School   01-19-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I came across this interesting article. I also...

I came across this interesting article. I also have been pondering the natural consequences (I wish there were) for our government completely disregarding the 10th amendment in which the states have...
Forum: Learning at School   01-18-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Yes here is a good review of myths and facts...

Yes here is a good review of myths and facts about common core.

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/a-review-myths-and-facts-of-the-common-core-state-standards/
...
Forum: Learning at School   01-13-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Identitycrisis I just wanted your opinion. It's...

Identitycrisis I just wanted your opinion. It's fine if you don't want to give it. I meet with my lawyer on Thursday and my 8 year old daughters teacher called me today! Apparently they were...
Forum: Learning at School   01-12-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Here is an article that someone said was...

Here is an article that someone said was bi-partisan. You said I could give you an article and ask your opinion on it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/common-core_n_4537284.html
Forum: Learning at School   01-11-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Good people in my life have advised me not to...

Good people in my life have advised me not to come back here. It is upsetting me and I need to focus on positive things. I probably will not help checking but I hope I don't get pulled in again. I...
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Okay we agreed on this! ...

Okay we agreed on this!

http://unitedoptout.com/boycott-pearson-now/

Doesn't that give you the heebie jeebies and credit unions are not going to solve my immediate mental anguish.
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I'm probably going to be stressing all night and...

I'm probably going to be stressing all night and I have my kids this weekend.
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I don't think I can participate again! LOL I do...

I don't think I can participate again! LOL I do not want to get into the nitpickiness of the common core but see the big picture. I think corporations have already taken over. I think democracy is...
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
Tell me how come teachers are getting evaluated...

Tell me how come teachers are getting evaluated on how well their students test? What is that!!!! Something is very wrong with this new system!
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
The problem to me is that she is 5 years old and...

The problem to me is that she is 5 years old and should not have any homework. Heck when I was 5 years old I had half day of school. Now here in NY they expect full day of school for kindergarten....
Forum: Learning at School   01-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 18,900
Posted By slbrooks
I have a problem where my 5 year old has to be...

I have a problem where my 5 year old has to be explained an entire module from Engage NY. She would not understand it otherwise without help. I also have a problem with the "new" math. It seems dumb...
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