Schneider to David Brooks: Common Core Does Not Encourage Opinion Writing Like Yours (UPDATE)

19 Apr

Diane Ravitch's blog

On Friday, Néw York Times’ columnist David Brooks wrote a column excoriating critics of the Common Core standards as “clowns.”

He didn’t seem aware that his personal opinion piece, devoid of documentation other than anecdotes, is precisely the kind of writing that David Voleman abhors. In his most famous statement about the Common Core, Coleman said that when you grow up, no one gives a &$@& about what you think or feel. Brooks told us what he thinks and feels, but gets all the facts wrong.

Here is Mercedes Schneider at her best. I will provide a link so you can see the video she embeds. YOU MUST ALSO GO TO HER POST TO SEE ALL THE LINKS EMBEDDED, DOCUMENTING WHAT SHE WRITES, AS THEY DID NOT TRANSFER TO MY BLOG.

Schneider writes:


David Brooks, Common Core Circus Performer

Why newspapers hire individuals to regularly offer the public unsubstantiated…

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Posted by on April 19, 2014 in Uncategorized


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