Skip to comments.Common Core Reaches a New Low – Check This Out!
Posted on 10/07/2013 5:17:12 PM PDT by lowbridge
Take a look at these third grade Common Core worksheets [Correction: Common Core-aligned worksheets].*
The first story for third graders takes a twisted social work approach to learning. The next story is about a cheating husband and father, and, again, its for third grade.
Could we forego the nonsensical touchy-feely stuff and go back to actually teaching the children how to read literature and do math?
The first worksheet is the tale of Peter and Patty. Its a terrible piece of literature (Im using the word literature very loosely). Its about a father who abandons his children in the woods but wishes them well; some woman in the woods takes them in, feeds them fruits and vegetables (she must have been listening to Michelle Obama); and they all live happily ever after. Seriously??? I dont think Im overstating it when I say its bizarre! Whoever made this up is not right in the head.
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I just have to ask.....why not?
Common Core is the most evil thing to come down the road in a very long time.
It’s very disturbing that more parents are not screaming about this.
If you love you kids, home school them or enroll them in a quality private school. That requires sacrifice. But what is more precious than your children?
Same with me... All of the vids on my side are now starting out muted... check the bottom where the small speaker icon is.
Because I live in a deep blue state.
Could be a number of many things. The last time this happened to me, I didnt have sound on youtube for a couple of days until I discovered that I had the volume muted on the videos. (the little speaker icon between the play button and the timer counter), I do not know how I muted the volume since I dont recall clicking on it.
Wow. Peter and Patty? Really? ...Whatever happened to Raoul, Mykayla, Jemal, and Ming? LOL!
Steve Jobs on education:
Im a very big believer in equal opportunity as opposed to equal outcome. I dont believe in equal outcome because unfortunately lifes not like that. It would be a pretty boring place if it was. But I really believe in equal opportunity. Equal opportunity to me more than anything means a great education. Maybe even more important than a great family life, but I dont know how to do that. Nobody knows how to do that. But it pains me because we do know how to provide a great education. We really do. We could make sure that every young child in this country got a great education. We fallfar short of that . The problem there of course is the unions. The unions are the worst thing that ever happened to education because its not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what has happened. The teachers cant teach and administrators run the place and nobody can be fired. Its terrible.
But in schools people dont feel that theyre spending their own money. They feel like its free, right? No one does any comparison shopping. A matter of fact if you want to put your kid in a private school, you cant take the forty-four hundred dollars a year out of the public school and use it, you have to come up with five or six thousand of your own money. I believe very strongly that if the country gave each parent a voucher for forty-four hundred dollars that they could only spend at any accredited school several things would happen. Number one schools would start marketing themselves like crazy to get students. Secondly, I think youd see a lot of new schools starting. Ive suggested as an example, if you go to Stanford Business School, they have a public policy track; they could start a school administrator track. You could get a bunch of people coming out of college tying up with someone out of the business school, they could be starting their own school. You could have twenty-five year old students out of college, very idealistic, full of energy instead of starting a Silicon Valley company, theyd start a school. I believe that they would do far better than any of our public schools would. The third thing youd see is I believe, is the quality of schools again, just in a competitive marketplace, start to rise. Some of the schools would go broke. Alot of the public schools would go broke. Theres no question about it. It would be rather painful for the first several years
DM: But deservedly so.
SJ: But far less painful I think than the kids going through the system as it is right now.
[On Digital Learning]
The market competition model seems to indicate that where there is a need there is a lot of providers willing to tailor their products to fit that need and a lot of competition which forces them to get better and better. I used to think when I was in my twenties that technology was the solution to most of the worlds problems, but unfortunately it just aint so We need to attack these things at the root, which is people and how much freedom we give people, the competition that will attract the best people. Unfortunately, there are side effects, like pushing out a lot of 46 year old teachers who lost their spirit fifteen years ago and shouldnt be teaching anymore. I feel very strongly about this. I wish it was as simple as giving it over to the computer .
As youve pointed out Ive helped with more computers in more schools than anybody else in the world and I absolutely convinced that is by no means the most important thing. The most important thing is a person. A person who incites your curiosity and feeds your curiosity; and machines cannot do that in the same way that people can. The elements of discovery are all around you. You dont need a computer. Here why does that fall? You know why? Nobody in the entire world knows why that falls. We can describe it pretty accurately but no one knows why. I dont need a computer to get a kid interested in that, to spend a week playing with gravity and trying to understand that and come up with reasons why.
DM: But you do need a person.
SJ: You need a person. Especially with computers the way they are now. Computers are very reactive but theyre not proactive; they are not agents, if you will. They are very reactive. What children need is something more proactive. They need a guide. They dont need an assistant. I think we have all the material in the world to solve this problem; its just being deployed in other places. Ive been a very strong believer in that what we need to do in education is to go to the full voucher system. I know this isnt what the interview was supposed to be about but it is what I care about a great deal.
(Source: Smithsonian Institution Oral and Video Histories)
Common Core Assignment: The Constitution is Outdated.
Welcome to the first day of civics class in the Common Core. Your first assignment? Revising the Bill of Rights in the U.S Constitution because it is an outdated document? The worksheet says:
If I’m not mistaken I believe that was rewritten to where they walk across the finish line together.
In the Bugs Bunny one, the tortoise cheats.
Men bad, veggies good!
In the PC rewrite I think they cross the finish line together, no winner no looser, everyone is equal.