Just a short note to mention that I will begin sending today four
postings [I, II, III, IV] that deal with choice/CHOICE in educational
change, reform/deform in educational change, change in urban/rural
areas, support/non-support and sanity/insanity of the Common Core
State Standards and written interaction between Bill McCallum and
Michael Paul Goldenberg regarding the Common Core.
These postings come from @ THE CHALK FACE [Educated educators
talking education -- see
A number of websites concerned with the Common Core are given in the
All good wishes.
Michael Paul Goldenberg:
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