Archives for December 6, 2014

Common Core Psych Data on Children

Ani­ta Hoge’s Call for Stu­dent Data Mora­to­ri­um Receives Nation­al Atten­tion The read­ers of abc­sof­dumb­down blog will want to know that the Press Release sent out last week by Penn­syl­va­nia par­ents and cit­i­zens gen­er­at­ed media atten­tion. Here is what we pub­lished on the blog: The Press Release was post­ed on this blog on Novem­ber 24, 2014: “PA […]

Houston Man Arrested for Video Recording Cop on Private Property

Footage shows offi­cer imme­di­ate­ly hand­cuff man for not obey­ing order Amidst a nation­al debate about police bru­tal­i­ty, anoth­er video has emerged of a police offi­cer arrest­ing some­one for video record­ing, this time on his own friend’s pri­vate prop­er­ty. The footage out of Hous­ton, Texas is all the more shock­ing because the cop doesn’t even try to […]

Give Gruber a Break

 “Gruber’s inher­ent aca­d­e­m­ic assump­tion of (ordi­nary) Amer­i­cans’ stu­pid­i­ty is elu­ci­dat­ed by Char­lotte Iserbyt’s 1999 The Delib­er­ate Dumb­ing Down of America…Gruber’s mat­ter-of-fact pro­nounce­ment of the “stu­pid­i­ty” of Amer­i­cans reflects his aca­d­e­m­ic assump­tion of the suc­cess of gov­ern­ment edu­ca­tion, and val­i­da­tion of Iserbyt’s inves­ti­ga­tions into the edu­ca­tion estab­lish­ment.” Jonathan Gru­ber has been round­ly rep­ri­mand­ed in the press, […]