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She’s Got A Problem With Common Core, And She Ain’t Afraid To Calmly Explain Why She Hates It

Diane Ravitch has no problem getting squarely in the middle of our education debate. As an unabashed critic about where much of education reform is going, she’s bound to rub some people the wrong way. But her points about testing and the root problems of our education system are definitely worth hearing.At 1:08 is when Ravitch lays out her main criticism of Common Core, and at 2:04, she gives us all a reason to breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to our nation’s future. But feel free to breathe your sigh of relief whenever you feel most comfortable.

She’s Got A Problem With Common Core, And She Ain’t Afraid To Calmly Explain Why She Hates It

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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