Sunday, December 8, 2013

Carol Burris and Ethan Young on the Common Core and testing

Last night, principal Carol Burris of South Shore High School on Long Island and Tennessee student Ethan Young were on the Huckabee Show on Fox News.  Carol was named principal of the year in New York State and is the author of a petition against the state's teacher evaluation system in New York that more than one third of the principals in the state have signed onto.

Ethan's brilliant speech blasting the Common Core before the Knox Co. school board has gone viral on YouTube, BuzzFeed and elsewhere. Their appear appearance on the show is in two segments below; Carol and Ethan come on at about seven  minutes in the first segment.

Apparently Huckabee has been getting heat from his audience for his support of Common Core and testing,so the first and last part of the show features his attempt to clarify his views -- not altogether successfully.

It is fascinating how the conservative news shows have picked up on the grassroots rebellion against the Common Core, testing and student data sharing before the liberal cable channels like MSNBC; but still seem somewhat ambivalent -- probably because the Common Core high-stakes tests are so useful in allowing the bashing of public schools and teachers.


Unknown said...

It's "South Side High School" not "South Shore"

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