GOVERNOR!How about the over the 13 million people "murdered" by Stalin in the 1930's in Ukraine by artificial feline ??? Can you search and report?Greetings. Bohdan Kernytsky
I just watched the segment on Common Core education standards and as a high school math teacher I can tell you that having standards is not the problem. I have very high standards for my class and fortunately have a principal who stands behind me.
The problem is not in having standards it's in tying standards to a teacher's job. If you do that in any way the teachers will teach to the test. Period. I have 10th and 11th grade students who cannot do elementary level mathematics so now I should be fired because they can't do math at their level?
Another problem is that we're told we can't fail anybody so when I have students in 11th grade it suddenly becomes my job to teach them the math they didn't learn for the past 6 years???
Graduate standards tests should be given in 6th grade. If you can't pass those you stay in elementary school. You can also be evaluated for a learning disability but most kids don't have one. They've become lazy and parents contribute to the problem.
Your 5 minute segment in no way addresses the real issues. While I appreciate the young man's speech (and saw it on Facebook) asking him to solve the nation's education problems is like asking a college student if they're ready for the work force. How would they know?
I am watching your show on Common Core. I would suggest that you invite someone from the Glasser Institute to your show to speak about William Glasser's views on education, articulated so well in his books "Schools W/O Failure" and "The Quality School".
Dear Mike,I just finished reading your book,"A Simple Christmas". : )I believe I am but a few years younger than yourself & could relate to the events of the times with the same warm hearted, down to earth, honesthumor interjected in your writing.An honest, caring, once politician who truly has a heart for God & has not lost sight of what's important in thislife. Hmmm. That's a miracle in itself!I see this book was first published in2009 so I guess I'm a little behind thetimes, ha ha however, being a little oldernow I think I may have enjoyed it morenow then I would have in 2009.Gods timing you know, not ours.Thank you! I look forward to reading the other books you have written.Have a very Blessed & JoyousChristmas!Jane Riley
Obama is quickly overtaking P.T.Barnum as the king of offering the public the biggest snow job on earth.