Skip to comments.Watch another high school student take down Common Core like a boss
Posted on 01/06/2014 7:26:36 PM PST by Nachum
Another high school student at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn. is receiving widespread attention for an eloquent speech he made against Common Core at a school board meeting.
This time the student, Kenneth Ye, gave a rousing speech before the Knox County school board urging it to drop the Common Core standards because they make learning joyless and, in fact, turn American schools into something approaching Chinese sweatshops.
Our schools are being turned into data-run factories, Ye charges around the 4:30 mark in the video, factories based on speedily-approved standards that are now being implemented around the country.
Ye observies that he has been a student of both the American and Chinese education systems.
The policies being put in place here are leading us toward the American equivalent of the Chinese entrance exams, he predicts. He calls those exams and the ones under Common Core high-pressure, standardized exams that plague students lives.
He goes on to say that Chinese culture is technically proficient but creatively bankrupt.
The YouTube user who posted Yes speech, SaveOurSchoolSystem, noted that Knox County Board of Education chairwoman Lynne Fugate refused to allow Ye additional time to speak despite offering extra time to people who disagree with him.
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I don’t like Common Core. It NEEDS to go away, but I think “creativity” in schools is a bit overrated and always sounds like liberal-speak to me. I’ve been helping my kids with their homework, and I swear some of the methods are just counter-intuitive to human learning... I think anyway, so when I teach them the way *I* learned it when I went to school, then they get it.
henceforth to be known as “The Shredder”
My daughter is getting the first taste of common core in 7th grade at her Catholic school, and I’m gritting my teeth. I’m really hoping her intended high school doesn’t adopt this tripe.
My brother reported the same thing. He has to help his kids with their homework, too. Used to be that our parents checked our homework before we turned it in. Now they have to help their kids just to get through it.
Just make sure to complain. MANY parents complained about it in our school, and the nice thing is the school said they weren’t even considering it. Still, what/how they’re teaching now is still not what I grew up with.
Common Core is nothing but a new buzzword in the educational system. Just like that Whole Language thing about 20 years ago. Singapore math as well.
The school districts do it because it is tied to the federal dollars - which isn’t much. They could easily spend wisely and save more than the fed sends them for common core and meals COMBINED!
The most advanced nation on Earth (supposedly) needs educational curricula from Asia. Does it make sense?
The chinese reduce education to mindless dog-training and the memorization of targeted material that appears on tests, and nothing else. Give them slightly different questions and they get zero. Your kid actually cannot compete with this unless you are willing to give up your kid’s life and turn him into a trained dog or machine. Alas, this is the future of american education.