Hello -

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 http://atthechalkface.com/about-tcf/: ]

A number of websites concerned with the Common Core are given in the postings.

All good wishes.
Jerry Becker

Michael Paul Goldenberg: 

Bill McCallum:

About @TCF

Starting small in the very early days of 2010, At the Chalk Face has expanded to include a host of new authors/commentators, a broad social media presence, and, most importantly, a weekly radio show on Blog Talk Radio. We endeavor to establish an alternative space to discuss education reform from an entirely progressive perspective. But more importantly, we are all educators, so we know what we're talking about.

No one receives any money for what is written or said here. So, what we write and say derives from our passions and extensive classroom experiences. We are on the sides of teachers, their professional and labor organizations, students, parents, and community members. There is no corporate agenda or market-ideologies.

Consider yourself warned. You're At the Chalk Face.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL  62901-4610
Phone:  (618) 453-4241  [O]
            (618) 457-8903  [H]
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E-mail:   jbecker@siu.edu