Skip to comments.Graham: Common Core unifies foes
Posted on 03/12/2014 3:36:28 AM PDT by suspects
Who says the Obama administration cant bring people together?
Polls may show that America is more politically divided than ever (Obamas approval rating among Republicans hit a record-low 5 percent last week). But today in Worcester the lion will lie down with the lamb as Tea Party activists and teachers union members team up to welcome Obamas secretary of education, Arne Duncan, with twin protests.
Thats how much they both hate Common Core.
Common Core is the latest federal education reform fad. Like No Child Left Behind before it, Common Core uses federal money to bribe local schools into using a federal measuring stick on student performance.
Tea Partiers hate it because it takes power away from local parents and school districts. The unions hate it because it uses student test scores as part of teacher evaluations.
And, I predict, taxpayers will soon hate it because the net result will be what we always get from reforms spending more and getting less.
The track record of modern education reform is astonishingly consistent. From the Reagan administrations A Nation At Risk report in 1983 to Bill and Hillary Clintons It Takes A Village approach to President Obamas Race To The Top spending push today, we have yet to move the needle in any meaningful way on student performance.
As Andrew J. Coulson of the Center for Educational Freedom testified to Congress, We spent over $151,000 per student sending the graduating class of 2009 through public schools. That is nearly three times as much as we spent on the graduating class of 1970, adjusting for inflation. Despite that massive real spending increase, overall achievement has stagnated or declined, depending on the subject.
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Look for full rejection nationwide.
LOL - five percent? That's a hundred percent of the fakes who call into radio shows and say, "I've been a Republican for 20 years BUT..." and then proceed to trash Republicans....
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Government schooling can't be reformed because it is a compulsory-funded, single-payer, and socialist-entitlement with captive “customers”. The very foundation upon which it is built is CORRUPT!
The so-called "good" schools are failing, too! This fact is masked by the "afterschooling" and private and professional tutoring the students in the so-called "good" schools are getting.
Look for full rejection nationwide.
No, there won’t be massive rejection. When Common Core is implemented the schools will be stuffed full to the brim then just as they are now.
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Sure about that?
Frankly I doubt what you say. Besides I stand by my position.
I predict that both homeschooling and private/faith-based schools will become popular.
In 2010, Barack Obama called for fixing the public education system by giving us the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Race to the Top,
which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called No Child Left Behind,
which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called Goals 2000,
which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by America 2000,
which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called A Nation at Risk,
which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter first fixed the nations public school system by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.
Are you sure about it?
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The problem is that many of the private schools are using common core compliant textbooks, because even private school curriculum is downgrading to common core standards, with a few notable exceptions like Bob Jones and A Beka. Math is definitely problematic, even Saxon is aligning to common core.