[MOSAIC] No Postings

Cindy Dunlap jcdunlap1 at mchsi.com
Thu Aug 23 21:31:32 EDT 2007


McGraw Hill - are you using Treasures?  Email me if you are.  Our district 
adopted it for
last year and our school piloted it the year before. Maybe I can help.
Cindy
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From: "Beverlee Paul" <beverleepaul at hotmail.com>
To: <mosaic at literacyworkshop.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: [MOSAIC] No Postings


> My sentiments exactly!! Bush and McGraw?  Read Denny Taylor or Kenneth
> Goodman or Elaine Garan or Rick Meyers or Coles or a number of others.
> Harold McGraw is the godfather of Dubya.  Are we so naive that we can't 
> see
> down the road yet?  Well, then read Bracey and Kohn and others.  I wonder
> what percentage of schools are now requiring Direct Instruction of one 
> form
> or other?  Both Phyllis Schafely and Lynne Cheyney have tried to tell me 
> how
> to teach in the last ten years. Yeeesh, indeed!  If you haven't yet, go to
> susanohanian.com and spend some time.
>
>
>
> On Aug 23, 2007, at 2:23 AM, ccunningham wrote:
>
> > Whew! I was wondering the same thing.  I know I'm still prepping . . .
> > we started school last Wednesday and we started a new reading series
> > (McGraw Hill).  I'm still trying to figure it out.  Unfortunately, I'm
> > at a school where you HAVE to follow each page and carry the manual
> > with you.
>
> Would this be Open Court?
>
> You know.... when I read about mandates that require teachers to carry
> the manual around with them I want to take administrators by the necks
> and lock them in a room with heavy death metal music and no earplugs.
> What is the matter with people? Have they taken complete leave of their
> senses, or what? I want to know what the educational and teaching
> background is of the people making these mandates. This is not
> teaching. You might as well hire some yahoo off the sidewalk and slap
> the manual in their hand and say, "Just do this." Scripted programs do
> not address the individual needs of children, do not create real
> learners, and do not require thinking teachers. Principals who get
> their credentials through leadership academies without teaching for
> several years in the classroom are not equipped to run a school.
>
> And what about the physical part of this? What about Carpal Tunnel
> Syndrome? Tennis Elbow? Repeated Stress Injury? I already have problems
> with my left elbow. I can't imagine what it would be like if I had to
> carry around a heavy teachers' manual all day.
>
> This just makes me want to scream. It all leads back to the desire for
> corporate takeover of the public education system. The McGraw Hill
> people are close friends of George Bush. Go look up McGraw Hill's
> profits for the last few years.
>
> Yeesh
> Renee
>
> "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."
> ~ John Lennon / Paul McCartney ~ Carry That Weight
>
>
>
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