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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Francesco Portelos' 3020-a is on For September 23, 2013

Francesco has an open and public hearing, which means that anyone may attend. Here is how to be there:

The hearing takes place at 49 -51 Chambers Street. The entrance to use is 49, right next door to the parking lot (where the crew for Law and Order park, and tape the show).

Go through security - dont bring anything sharp or any recording devices - and take the elevator to the 6th floor. Go through the door straight ahead, take a right and then left. Walk to the end of the long hallway, take a left, and that is where the waiting room is.

sign in, and ask the receptionist for the room number for Arbitrator Busto. Sit down and wait for Francesco.

At or before 10AM, all who are there to attend the hearing will go to the room at which Felice Busto, Attorney Jordana Shenkman, and the transcriptionist from Ubiqus will be setting up. Francesco's Attorney is from NYSUT and his name is Chris Callaghy (picture of him with me taken by David Pakter in 2008 is below). Chris no longer has a beard.



Busto will give directions for the public - no talking, no faces, no taping, etc., and the hearing will begin.

Francesco's Principal, Linda Hill, is being cross-examined by Chris. She testified previously on direct.

There will be a lunch break, and then the hearing will continue possibly until 5PM. Jordana has a right to re-direct, and Chris then may do re-cross.

All members of the public must remain silent but may take notes of any testimony or anything he/she wants.

See you all there!!

Betsy

Why Common Core is Developmentally Inappropriate


Dr. Megan Koschnick presents on the Developmentally Inappropriate Common Core–Video Released


The official video has been released and we have posted it below.  This release has had the visual presentation edited to include slides that were shown during the presentation.
This video is a must watch.  Watch it yourself and share it widely.  This video needs to be viewed by every school administrator, school board member, legislator, teacher, and parent.  Make the time to watch this—it will be well worth it.  It will help you understand why young children may be coming home from school stressed and bewildered instead of thrilled and overjoyed.
Truth in American Education has a great write up about the presentation called Early Childhood Standards of Common Core are Developmentally Inappropriate.
Child clinical psychologist, Dr. Megan Koschnick, presents on how the Common Core Standards are developmentally inappropriate for young students at a conference held at Notre Dame. The event was sponsored by American Principles Project.