Skip to comments.An Outline of The Political Significance of the Common Core
Posted on 03/04/2014 4:20:22 AM PST by GailA
Right wing think tanks have taken a principled stand against the CCSSI on the grounds that it violates the constitution and laws of the United States. Folks at Schoolsmatter and Susan Ohanian are almost lone wolfs on the left in vigorously targeting the CCSSI as authoritarian, and exposing the role venture philanthropy (especially Bill Gates) plays in imposing the CCSSI.
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IF you want more information on COMMON CORE Eagle Forum at both state and National levels will have it, each state should have it’s own chapter of http://www.eagleforum.org, TN Eagle Forum http://www.tneagleforum.org/
Common Core is DAMAGING our children.
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What is wrong with having an educational standard for each grade level that is comparable from school to school, district to district and state to state?
I have no problem with a national standard in each grade level it it is appropiate for the students age, teaches core subjects of Math, Reading, Cursive, Printing and REAL history, Civics, Government, practical science.
But I do have a REAL BIG issue in teaching AGENDAS and fake history and making the USA the bad guy in this world. Did you listen to the TN HS Student? He explains it in language you or those less educated can understand and is not as boring as some of the others. Nor do I want Islam shoved down the throats of our children, no more than I want Homosexuality taught to K-3.
I suspect I am not alone in thinking this or in the fact Common Core was not put in place through the Legislative process. This will not just effect Public schools but Private ones. And will help the government rid this country of Home Schools, which is now the only place many subjects are now taught.
2+2 does not = 6, no discipline, and much more.
The same thing that is wrong with limiting human endeavor. Most people respond well to differences, not sameness.
WW2 exposed men from many American cultures (WV hillbillies and Boston elites, etc.) to and with each other and for some reason, the educational community said, "Hey ... let's educate them all the same", so the WV little ol' school house and the neighborhood Boston schools were torn down and students were consolidated in modern, white bricked schools with less windows (to look out through and dream) and controlled environments (temperature), which .. IMO ... was supposed to be the vehicle to standardized education.
But the Sixties happened and threw all that out the window, and the Bill Gates' were so damned successful by rollerskating around the office in cutoffs and sunglasses ... the enemy was stymied.
America is no longer on a victor's high and is pretty well demoralized, so it is time to initiate the same thing only different ...
If construction can be standardized sixteen inches on center, so can children.
That's my opinion of Common Core
The devil is in the details ... we're not talkin' about read'n, writ'n an' 'rithm'tic ... we're talkin' about hippies and n****** and queers, OH My !
and burgua's and commies, and socialism and ...
Why should y = 2x + 3 result in a different solution anywhere in the nation?
Variously motivated corporate interests, arguing that the core was being sloppily taught, organized a behind-the-scenes campaign to super-standardize it. They named their handiwork the Common Core State Standards to hide the fact that it was driven by policymakers in Washington D.C., who have thus far shoved it into every state except Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia.
This was done with insufficient public dialogue or feedback from experienced educators, no research, no pilot or experimental programs no evidence at all that a floor-length list created by unnamed people attempting to standardize whats taught is a good idea.
Its a bad idea. Ignore the fact that specific Common Core State Standards will open up enough cans of worms to keep subject-matter specialists arguing among themselves forever. Consider instead the merit of Standards from a general perspective:
“What is wrong with having an educational standard for each grade level that is comparable from school to school, district to district and state to state?”
Easy. If the standard is too low, or if misinformation is included in the standard, the entire scholastic population is mis or undereducated. That is part of the beauty of having INDIVIDUAL states form the union. you have many chances to get it right by learning from the mistakes of others and applying corrections where needed rather than ending up just one giant lump of stupid.
Yes I watched the Tennessee high schooler. Just a lot of emotional hype. He offered no specifics, just hype.
I ask again, what is wrong with requiring that algebra students nationwide be able to arrive at the same solution for y = 2x + 3 ?
I think you mean, Ping?
This article is kinda hard to get into.
does that mean pre-CC curricula was being well taught?
The left has demonstrated the nature of their work.
You can be certain every brilliant idea of the left will result in the opposite of the initial claimed intent.
If the standard is too low, students should be scoring too high, instead, the opposite appears to be the case. Across the nation, schools adopting CC, especially CC-math are seeing test scores plummet.
You’re doing fine, comrade fso301. Keep up the good work and someday you could receive the Order of Obama!
We sent men to the moon long before we had common core. We designed and built jets, cars, ships, and Pepsi. How did Thomas Edison get along without common Core? That isn’t an invitation for a reply.
It seeks the lowest common denominator.
Neither side is always on the right side of history.
As it concerns mathematics, there is nothing wrong with requiring that algebra students nationwide be able to arrive at the same solution for y = 2x + 3.
In science, shouldn't the periodic table be the same nationwide?
For English, a noun should be a noun nationwide as long as the curricula does not restrict the dynamic nature of the English language.
I'm most leery about history/social studies but there are strong arguments that can be made in favor of all students receiving the same baseline education in history and social studies. Regional and ethnic specific studies can still be offered as local elective courses.
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