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Posted on 03/10/2014 3:57:15 PM PDT by VitacoreVision
Common Core Architect Now Dumbing Down SAT
10 March 2014
One of the key architects of the controversial Common Core national standards announced an overhaul of the SAT that has critics up in arms.
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They have to dumb down the tests. Otherwise it will be obvious that the kids aren’t performing at the same standard anymore.
That’s exactly it - Common Core will reduce student performance, so the standards must be lowered to hide that fact.
Didn’t they already give them a 100 bonus points back in the 90s?
Coleman’s never stepped a foot in the classroom.
It is the result of a flawed premise. Progressives believe that a "democratic" state means that public education, itself, must also be democratic and that connotes equality.
If education must be equal, then the educable must not show better results than the ineducable. Thus, the constant relaxing of standards until, at last, the intelligent are no better than the rest.
So when will the complaining start that the SATs are *still Racially Biased?*
Back in the 1960s and 70s, my mother became utterly convinced that public schools are very poor quality. She embarked on a quest to identify the “best” school in the area, and went out of her way to take me there. I do not recall ever going to the local school. After my first few days at a new high school, I told my mother that it was not academically challenging enough, and she pulled me from the school.
Then I went to France as an exchange student, and had quite a rude awakening. American schools did not even approach the rigor of French schools. After spending my whole life easily sailing through school, I found myself behind my French counterparts, struggling to catch up. In college, I finally learned the material that French high school students already knew.
And yet, American education keeps getting dumbed down.
Formal schooling is overestimated. Greatly.
-— If education must be equal, then the educable must not show better results than the ineducable -—
That’s not really true. There are several nefarious currents running through the history of American public schooling. The central purpose has been to turn out indifferent ignoramuses as fodder for industry or government. The mechanism has been behavioral psychology.
Google John Taylor Gatto on YouTube, or read his book on line for free: The Underground History of American Education.
Pretty soon people will be saying “it’s not fair that I didn’t get into medical school”....until the tests are dumbed down enough or the liberals just let them all in law school, medical school or whatever they want to do.
Thats not really true.
Then why the antagonism towards so-called Advanced Placement courses. Why the elimination of, say, analogies from the SAT?
There are several nefarious currents running through the history of American public schooling. The central purpose has been to turn out indifferent ignoramuses as fodder for industry or government. The mechanism has been behavioral psychology.
I don't disagree with that, but none of it negates my assertion.
I'm surprised you can't see it.