Skip to comments.Principals say Common Core tests make little kids vomit, pee their pants
Posted on 11/25/2013 2:41:43 PM PST by Zakeet
In a frank and stunning letter to parents, eight school principals from around the state of New York have expressed deep concerns about the validity and usefulness of new Common Core-aligned tests foisted on all public-school children in grades three through eight.
The multi-million-dollar battery of high-stakes standardized tests has been designed by Pearson, a multinational education conglomerate, reports The Washington Post.
In their lengthy letter, the group of principals warns that many children have experienced viscerally negative responses to the high-stakes tests.
We know that many children cried during or after testing, and others vomited or lost control of their bowels or bladders. Others simply gave up. One teacher reported that a student kept banging his head on the desk, and wrote, This is too hard, and I cant do this, throughout his test booklet.
The principals also observe that students are spending considerably more time taking standardized tests this year. New York third-graders, for example, are now spending 163 percent more time filling in bubbles thanks to Common Core.
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We warned you right wing nuts that it was traumatic to hold children to minimal academic standards in arithmetic and English ... and you didn't listen ... and now look what you went and done!
I just returned from a meeting about “common core” at the local middle school....the Principal and cohort were good little propagandists....
It’s the new new math. And I expect the old results
Rotten (er, Common) Core makes the little children sick!
From what I’ve seen, Common Core seems to be more of a psychological tool to push kids into reliance on the teacher and other “authority” figures.
I struggled enough with legitimate learning but the stuff they’re dumping on kids now would have made me suicidal by the 8th grade.
Funny, it has the same effect on the parents too.
Maybe is should be called Commie Core.
It is new math, social studies and English all rolled into one.
Some of the questions and tests I have seen are nearly undecipherable.
“Many teachers and school administrators hate it because, they say, implementation has been rushed and teachers have had no input concerning the material to be taught or tested.”
Sounds like Obamacare.
It is very important for the proponents and designers of Common Core (like Bill Ayers) to make sure they cram as much information as possible into the kids making them perfect little communists. The dream of their Marxist paradise is just around the corner, dontchaknow?
One day, kids are going to start acting out all those songs we used to sing on the bus as kids.
Mine Eyes have seen the glory
Of the burning of the school
We have tortured every teacher
We have broken every rule
We broke into the office and
We hung the principal
Our troops are marching on
Glory, Glory Hallelujah
Teacher hit me with a ruler
Shot her with a .44
And she fell to the floor
And she ain’t our teacher no more.
Thanks to the unions and tenured losers who teach kids nothing.
I've had two experiences like that and involving the "Educational Testing Service" of Princeton NJ and, granted that was a long time ago, these Common Core stories have a terribly familiar ring.
The most egregious case occurred while taking the Graduate Record Exam. The math part of the standard test involved paragraphs with several questions based on each paragraph and one of the paragraphs was totally ambiguous and all of the math majors who took the test when I did said the same thing. You could flip a coin as to which way to interpret the fricking thing and if you then worked all the questions logically, you either got them all right, or all wrong. Some people actually hedged their bets and worked half the questions as if the thing read the one way, and the other half as if the other.
Hope it isn’t just my imagination, sometimes they put stuff in those tests which isn’t even counted in the score — it’s just to see how people react.
In Kalipronia they require homosexual propaganda in every subject, even math.
If Matthew has 4 mommies and 2 daddies and they marry 3 mommies and 4 daddies, how many mommies and daddies does Matthew have?
Al Franken makes kids vomit and pee their pants, too.
In modern math that is emm forr ell