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Marie Kondo The Curriculum

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What a beautiful piece of writing, not only it is written in a creative way but it addresses a big truth that educators need to hear and put into practice. Thanks.

I appreciated how different curriculum was categorized which could be debated some but was logical. The biggest part I felt was a good reminder was how the read summed up the importance of teaching the "whys" behind curriculum, making learning more meaningful. It has been my experience to find this the most important aspect of instruction.

1. I agree with Jane Feinberg comments on June 29, 2020. 2. I honestly believe that if we hold heartedly put into action what Jal Mehta and Shanna Peeples are recommending that we do, we will ALL come to the conclusion that solving and closing the "Achievement Gap" is not the real issue. It is solving and closing the "Opportunity Gap" that was created as a result of and still is, from the creation and continuous practice of Systemic and Institutional Racism.

As long as State Education Departments continue to value "quantity" over "quality," teacher will be burdened by cluttered curricula which hamper the pursuit of critical thought. The Common Core Standards paid lip service to the goal of a curriculum that is a foot wide and a mile deep, but we have yet to attain that goal. Neoliberal ideology is still preoccupied with lists and facts.

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