|According to Bill Gates' funded assessments, Denver teachers need to teach social action to become a "distinguished" teacher.|
Walk away from public education in Denver as fast as possible. Stop the silly talk about how charters, vouchers and education reforms will "save" education. Find other alternatives for your children. It's a sinking ship. As long as schools are directed by special interest money for certain agendas, public schools' curricula may have other purposes in mind than just the 3 R's.
Read below and determine if this is a system worth saving. From utahnsagainstcommoncore: "The 4th 'R' of Education: Rebellion":
Last night, former gubernatorial candidate and talk show host, Morgan Philpot posted online a link to this alarming article from the Daily Caller:
According to NBC affiliate KUSA, Denver Public Schools is implementing a new system to evaluate teachers. In order to achieve a coveted “distinguished” rating, teachers at each grade level must show that they “encourage” students to “challenge and question the dominant culture” and “take social action to change/improve society or work for social justice.”
The new DPS teacher assessment system, called LEAP (Leading Effective Academic Practice), stems from state legislation passed in 2010 and is overwhelmingly funded by a $10M grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
So let me get this straight. The Gates Foundation signs a 2004 agreement with UNESCO to create a global education system, puts $100 million into funding and promoting Common Core, sponsors a conference on eugenics, funds biometric tracking of children, and now they are funding social justice based teacher evaluation systems. Darn, I wish I could find a pattern here that our state leadership could latch onto.
More from The Daily Caller:
Debbie Hearty, executive director of the Office of Teacher Learning and at DPS, told KUSA that she wants kids as young as first graders to emulate Martin Luther King, Jr., Mohandas Gandhi, Rosa Parks and others.
“Education that causes action is really important,” Hearty said. “It’s what our kids do with what they learn and apply in the real world.”
John Peterson, a history teacher at Denver’s East High School, was less enthusiastic about the new metric.
“I really don’t think it’s the right place for the school district to expect teachers to push students to become activists,” Peterson said.