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Common Core emerges as potent election issue for fed-up parents
Fox News ^ | March 29, 2014 | Ben Evansky

Posted on 03/29/2014 11:17:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai

Parents across the country may hold the key to this year’s mid-term elections as they vent their anger over the implementation of a controversial education achievement measure called the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia have adopted the initiative in a bid, they say, to improve education standards in Math and English, and give new life to what many view as a sagging education system. Indiana recently voted to back out of Common Core.

But many parents see the initiative as a bid by the federal government to take over the education system. They are also angry over the “data mining” of students’ personal information, and say the stepped-up standards are not age-appropriate and are leading to anxiety and depression in their children.

Analysts warn the parental opposition could spill over into the November elections. …

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; biggovernment; commoncore; communist; election2014; election2016; liberalagenda; marxist

1 posted on 03/29/2014 11:17:27 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Stepped-up standards??

I doubt that very much


2 posted on 03/29/2014 11:18:21 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

Good!


3 posted on 03/29/2014 11:19:02 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Olog-hai

“But many parents see the initiative as a bid by the federal government to take over the education system.”

They’ve already taken it over. Common Core is just the latest dumba$$ initiative to suck up more taxpayer money in the pursuit of indoctrinated children who will be less likely to resist the coming socialism.

One needs only to review the new Common Core math curriculum to see that it’s terribly flawed, and will not actually develop math skills.

Math tables are still valuable in teaching the arithmetic fundamentals on which all the subsequent math skills are based.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 11:23:25 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Olog-hai
The US public ed system is unfixable and needs to be gotten rid of.

http://www.amazon.com/Dumbing-Down-Curriculum-Compulsory-Anniversary/dp/0865714487

5 posted on 03/29/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by varmintman
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To: Olog-hai

And as usual, the GOPe is on the wrong side of it.


6 posted on 03/29/2014 11:32:05 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: PubliusMM

“Math tables are still valuable in teaching the arithmetic fundamentals on which all the subsequent math skills are based.”

ABSOLUTELY!

And a whole lot easier for daily use.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 11:40:52 AM PDT by kitkat (BUMP)
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To: All

“It’s the data mine stupid” Common Core is just the vehicle to show some type of relevance.

On Jimmy Swaggart’s Son Life TV Frances had a well-educated panel that really hit some home runs. One of the most informative sessions I have heard in a long time with the exception of Michelle Malkin. Louisiana is evidently having hearings on the core standards. This is a birth to grave initiative where 3rd parties have access to private info.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 11:41:15 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: GeronL
I doubt that very much

Probably more BS courses that go against common sense and reality with stricter retention standards to reinforce the BS over lying eyes.

9 posted on 03/29/2014 11:44:54 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Maudeen

Follow the money....
Michelle Malkin:
Get To Know the Common Core Marketing Overlords

http://www.bernardgoldberg.com/get-to-know-the-common-core-marketing-overlords/

Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education
http://agenda21radio.com/?p=6370

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133827/posts


10 posted on 03/29/2014 11:48:19 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: Olog-hai

I gratumated frum on uf da erli comun corpse skuls and gots a grate job rite awey. Als I hadda du was lurn a frekuentli usd fras “U want fryes wid dat?”


11 posted on 03/29/2014 11:51:19 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Olog-hai.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 11:51:47 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: Whenifhow

You are right. What was detailed on the program was that Pearson has copped the market on the tests . . . college entrance, common core, and working on a prek and that the company is from England.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 11:55:26 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: Dick Bachert

LOL but . . . .this is a sad commentary on our country. All one has to do is look at early tests for 8th graders and see how far in the tank we are.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 11:57:53 AM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: Maudeen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0lR1KQq2-U


15 posted on 03/29/2014 12:06:34 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: Olog-hai

I would wager that no matter what the issue, if the 2012 elections were held today the result would be bascially the same.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 12:09:27 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Whenifhow

A few of the callers to the Frances Swaggart panel that I described previously were well-intentioned; however, misguided when it came to evaluating what these standards will do to our nation. It was evident that some of the callers were teaching in inner city schools and colleges and they wanted to see a more level playing field to give the less fortunate a chance. Unfortunately lowering the playing field will not even get us in the game as a nation and some of the curriculum that was exposed on the show was appalling.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 12:10:49 PM PDT by Maudeen (Maudeen - Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: headstamp 2

Always. Wrong side of everything, as they are the cast shadow silhouette of the Democrats.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 12:12:29 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (FIGHT! FIGHT! SEVERE CONSERVATIVE AND THE WILD RIGHT!)
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To: Olog-hai

Also on the Frances Swaggart show, one of the panelist said that a highly respected educator (can’t remember name) took a look at the dropped? Indiana standards that made headlines and said that they are more of the same but just guised in a different name.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 12:24:43 PM PDT by Maudeen (Maudeen - Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: PubliusMM

What was also brought out by the panel that I have been referring to is that the English Language Arts standards are being imbedded with the rest of the curriculum. .i.e. History, Current Events, and that some of those curricula that have been “updated” and “corrected” are certainly flawed.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT by Maudeen (Maudeen - Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: Maudeen

On the video the gentleman said that Indiana is “rebranding” common core.
The lady from Freedomworks stayed on task and identified the implementation as a problem and she did mention that it was top down and compared it to Obamacare.

But she did not bring up how the standards are not improved at all, nor did she identify the specific complaints of teachers and parents.

Given the short time in the segment, she didn’t have time to go in depth.

Opting Out Of “Common Core” - Indiana Drops Common Core Curriculum - Trouble With Schools

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd1vd347Wvk


21 posted on 03/29/2014 12:36:56 PM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: VerySadAmerican
I would wager that no matter what the issue, if the 2012 elections were held today the result would be bascially the same.

In this instance, I become a very sad American, because I have to agree with you :-)

I have heard others say they do not expect to see another Republican president in their lifetime. My personal belief is, they are right, but we shall see.

22 posted on 03/29/2014 1:03:53 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Mark17

If America keeps spitting on Israel. . .we may not have a country left to have a president.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 1:07:37 PM PDT by Maudeen (Maudeen - Proverbs 3:5-10)
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To: GeronL

I was in my daughter’s classroom yesterday. Her teacher pulled out the “spelling test.” I was busy doing something else, so I didn’t pay much attention to what they were doing. About fifteen minutes went by, and some students started turning in their tests. At that point, the teacher came over to me and said, “Look at this. Have you ever heard of a spelling test where you don’t even have to spell the words?” Sure enough. The spelling test was multiple guess. She hates Common Core as do most of the other teachers.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 1:10:13 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Maudeen
If America keeps spitting on Israel. . .we may not have a country left to have a president.

Yes, that too.

25 posted on 03/29/2014 1:11:52 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Olog-hai

HAHAHAHAHHA. Parents think their kids belong to themselves. HAHAHAHAHA


26 posted on 03/29/2014 1:19:15 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai; All

Go look at this. Eight pictorial examples show how evil and corrupting Core Common is:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3137724/posts?page=1


27 posted on 03/29/2014 1:41:04 PM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: upchuck

And the hits just keep on comin’.


28 posted on 03/29/2014 1:55:53 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: petitfour

Wow, more insanity.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 2:32:30 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Olog-hai

The Government Education Industrial Complex.


30 posted on 03/29/2014 4:10:33 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: GeronL
Stepped-up standards??

Government speak for "more regulations"

31 posted on 03/29/2014 4:13:28 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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