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Sunday, October 13, 2013

The King's Dictionary

The King's Dictionary has altered the meaning of
several terms. 
New York - The reigning Commissioner of Education for the State of New York, John King, has released the following dictionary of terms that he would like distributed at any other town hall meetings he deigns to attend.

accountability: fireability, what the King is above

child: learning unit available for sale to corporations (notable exceptions include: King's child(ren))

critical voices: that to which the King is deaf

democracy: a form of government in which people choose their leaders and their leaders choose not to listen to them because it is time-consuming and inconvenient

dissent:  that to which the King is impervious

education: marketplace

educators: pawns

experience: overblown requirement for teaching

evidence:  that which does not exist to support the use of Common Core Standards

knowledge: facts, information and skills not necessarily required before implementing state-wide learning standards

money: short cut around democratic process

parent:  easily manipulated adult unit in charge of child (see above)

Ravitch: she who must not be named

respect: what silent acquiescence shows

rigor: developmentally inappropriate

schooled: what the King got on October 10, 2013 in Poughkeepsie, NY

special interests:  those who disagree with the King's policies

Town Hall meeting: gathering at which the King speaks and you listen

Reality Alert: 
Interested in how we came to write this? Go to: Parents Voice Concern About Common Core: NY Dept of Ed Cancels Further Hearings and video Commissioner King Gets Spanked.  

To call for John King's resignation, go to:  Terminate the Employment of John King


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    1. Right back 'atcha. Thanks for reading our work and for your encouraging comment.

  2. I love you guys! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    1. Love you too... though "anonymously" of course.

  3. Well done :) Here's hoping we do our part as students, parents, and/or educators to redefine what it means to learn!

  4. I placed your blog on my FB. I feel that everyone should understand his terms when he does his next town hall "monologue".

    I love when an ed reform like King decides to get a tantrum when "special interest" parents are raising concerns about their "special interest" children. I noticed that King has no real "interest" on doing what's best for the children of NYS, but has ONLY "special interest" for his children.

    Thank you for sharing King's Dictionary with us "special interest" blog readers.

    1. Thanks so much for getting the word out on Facebook.