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Sat Oct 25, 2014, 06:33 PM

1. and "reform" proponents have the gall to claim they teach "critical thinking"

That's one of the most enraging pieces of crap in the whole "21st century learning skills" BS that began in the early 90s.

I've sat in meetings for 15 years (I quit that world in disgust 5 years ago) where people who should know better and people who were too dumb to know better parroted this technofuturist, neoliberal hype that what would become Common Core and high stakes testing somehow was "preparing our children to think critically in the 21st century." And God forbid if you engaged in critical inquiry about their idea of critical inquiry and actually confronted an administrator in one of these lovefests. It was the most maddening groupthink.

Faculty can best (and sometimes only) get resources by getting behind the non-profits and agencies that promote this crap. You'll get no grants and will have to fight like hell in RPT if you question it.

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