Figure 1. Carl Sagan and the Universe. Copyright sillyrabbitmythsare4kids, Creative Commons Science has been prominent in the media recently. Stories and programs including the Bill Nye-Ken Ham “debate” on origins, anti-science legislation in Wyoming banning science standards that include climate science, a new science program on the Science Channel to be hosted by Craig […]
The National Science Teachers Association released a position statement on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The NSTA statement is uncritical and authoritarian. It granted outright compliance with the NGSS, even though there is a groundswell questioning the use of standards, the Common Core State Standards, and the Next Generation Science Standards. Should we endorse one […]
Fordham Institute’s Final Evaluation of Next Generation Science Standards (Fordham Evaluation) Rated as Junk Science. In this post I am going to provide evidence that the Fordham Evaluation of Next Generation Science Standards is junk science, and does not meet the basic standards of scientific research. Figure 1 is the Junk Science Evaluation and Index Form that I designed to assess […]
In this post I am going to give evidence that the Fordham Institute’s evaluation of the Next Generation Science Standards should be rejected. The Thomas Fordham Institute is a conservative advocacy think tank which issues opinion reports written by “experts” on science education (other education issues as well). I have reviewed earlier reports released by […]
Warning: If You Believe the Fordham Foundation on Their View of Science or NCTQ’s View on Teacher Education, You Should Check Your Eyesight. Really.
Warning: If You Believe the Fordham Foundation on Their View of Science or NCTQ’s View on Teacher Education, You Should Check Your Eyesight. Really. On this blog, I have reviewed earlier reports put out by these two oxymoronic organizations, the Thomas Fordham Institute: Advancing Education Excellence (Fordham), and The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ). You need to […]