Monday, September 10, 2012

Do These People Come Up in Tough's New Book?

MOMwithAbrain1 in Rick Hess's comments:

Sorry Rick, but call me a skeptic!! Competency Based Ed is Outcome Based Ed.

We have it in NH and if you look at the competencies, many of them are NON-academic. ie...we are back to trying to change the attitudes, beliefs and values in students rather than giving them academic knowledge. I would suggest going through every competency in the school before praising it.

In one district in NH, the competencies for a Personal Finance class included having the students read a pro-Marxist book written by a Socialist. (remember, OBE is about changing the values in students)

It might not be the lazy hippies who have a problem with a character report card.

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