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Common Core spawns widespread political fights
yahoo.com ^ | 3/24/14 | Bill Barrow

Posted on 03/24/2014 5:35:55 AM PDT by cotton1706

Edited on 03/24/2014 7:39:24 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices such as possible presidential contender Jeb Bush who hail the standards as a way to improve student performance and, over the long term, competitiveness of American workers.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commoncore; elections
Joe Carr for Senate in Tennessee! Throw out Lamar Alexander!
1 posted on 03/24/2014 5:35:55 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Core_State_Standards_Initiative


2 posted on 03/24/2014 5:40:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cotton1706

Its political because we know OBAMA did this. He took over healthcare and now education. They teach liberal left wing ideology and ‘fuzzy math’....keep your kids away from public education if you can.


3 posted on 03/24/2014 5:49:57 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: cotton1706

Indiana has just voted to reject Common Core. Indiana will develop out own standards written by Indiana.

Already signed by Gov Pence.

Good!


4 posted on 03/24/2014 11:06:25 AM PDT by dforest
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“Indiana has just voted to reject Common Core. Indiana will develop out own standards written by Indiana.”

Oh, that finally happened? Good!

I was trying to help my friend’s son with fractions a few weeks ago. They apparently don’t teach the times tables anymore. They use blocks to get the fraction concepts across, which is fine, but it doesn’t help when the kids don’t know how many times what goes into what.

I learned fractions over 30 years ago and can still do them, without any problem. In 30 years, these kids will be lost without their little picture blocks.

I’m getting my friend’s son a times table chart.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 11:11:17 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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