I noticed a wonderful trend on twitter, teacher blogs, and in student work being published online. Increasingly teachers and students are citing their work, and using creative commons licensed work properly in their products. But there is still work to do. The biggest culprit are those teachers writing about the common core state standards, and especially those evil doers who are sharing lesson plans and including the common core state standards that the lesson covers in their writings. I have been hired by bill gates to form a posse and root out all evil doers who are not properly citing the common core state standards in their writing online, and in school curriculum products. Remember, this is not a government produced or owned product. Its ownership belongs to a private group, and that private group is upset that people are stealing their work without giving them credit.
The common core cronies would like to inform the world that if you include the standards in your writing you must cite it as follows:
To appropriately cite the Common Core State Standards, use the following:
Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers
Title: Common Core State Standards (insert specific content area if you are using only one)
Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.
Copyright Date: 2010
I am still looking for a few more sleuths, preferably folks who mostly read non-fiction, blow bubbles, like to color inside the lines, and always knows the answer to #whatwoudlarnedo. I am trying to find people from all backgrounds, but still having a hard time recruiting any white suburban housewives. Any help with them would be appreciated.