School bullying refers to all kinds of bullying accomplished on school property, whether or not it is peer-to-peer bullying, bullying of younger young children by older kids, or bullying in which a teacher is either a victim or a culprit. Although I myself do have difficulties with a lot of American parents becoming overly protective (I’ve blogged just before about parents turning small Johnny or Jane loose on their college careers – then texting them or phoning them every single second) I don’t consider that necessarily applies in the case where a kid is becoming slugged repeatedly in the back or the head, named each and every permutation of f-words, and spat upon.
As a member of Widespread Core’s Validation Committee from September 2009 to August 2010, among the criteria I was asked to sign off on in Could 2010 was whether or not Typical Core’s requirements had been ‘comparable to the expectations of other top nations.’ In spite of producing typical requests because September 2009 for evidence of international benchmarking, I received no material on the academic expectations of other leading nations in mathematics or language arts and literature.
To keep and accelerate the progress students are creating, the Obama Administration is calling for an overhaul of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) —also known as No Child Left Behind—with a law that not only guarantees students are prepared for college, careers and life, but also delivers on the promise of equity and true opportunity for each and every child.
Following this historic meeting in Senator Folmer’s office, two days later the Governor asked Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Dumaresq to cleanse the Pennsylvania Division of Education site portal named Standards Aligned Program, SAS, of all affective domain standards named Interpersonal Capabilities Requirements that deal with attitudes, values, opinions, and beliefs of students.
The parents of Pennsylvania have the documents to prove that there is much much more that needs to be cleansed – almost everything about Widespread Core, all related tests, curriculum, computer software, lesson plans – every thing need to go. All data collection should be stopped until the Lawyer Common investigates the invasion of privacy and violations of federal law, state policy, and state regulations.