chris tienken

chris tienken bw

The Current School Reform Landscape

Published on Jan 29, 2013

spot on..

fear mongering

the video below goes more into detail – and it’s a few months fresher.. if either of those are your thing.. i listed time tabs for different topics..


Don’t Drink The Common Core Kool Aid

Published on Sep 24, 2013

Christopher Tienken, Ed.D is an assistant professor of Education Administration at Seton Hall University. Dr. Tienken confirms what many believe that Common Core lacks the appropriate scientific evidence for its very existence.–West Harrison, NY. September 21, 2013.

p. 477 – tests can’t do this..

7:30 p. 427 – 33% of questions on timms are algebra/functions.. but kids don’t get them yet. so it says beware

9 min – hardly a crisis

i’ve looked at all the rankings since 1964.. there is not clear cut relationship

the ed system needs the economy, more than the economy needs the ed system

10:40 – we actually have high rates of graduation

12 min – you hear a lot about common core because we need more bachelors degrees.. but do we?

13:20 – creativity.. peace..

14:06 – reports say we’re behind.. yet we lead in ie: science:

nobel laureates in science

14:30 on patents

15:30 – leading the world in scientific papers

16 – entrepreneurial aspirations

17:45 – so my only response – where are we lagging.. only place we are lagging, dept of ed

18:35 – reports talk around the standards..

19 – mobility


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