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Common Core Reaches a New Low Check This Out! ^ | october 6, 2013 | Rosalie Hanson

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, it’s 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. It’s a terrible piece of literature (I’m using the word ‘literature’ very loosely). It’s 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 don’t think I’m overstating it when I say it’s bizarre! Whoever made this up is not right in the head.

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KEYWORDS: commoncore; education; twistedhanselgretel
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To: acapesket
screen capture please! I cannot fwd fr to my friends!

I just have to ask.....why not?

21 posted on 10/07/2013 6:36:31 PM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: lowbridge

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?

22 posted on 10/07/2013 6:55:39 PM PDT by upchuck (nobamacare must be stopped before it can live down to our expectations.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Same with me... All of the vids on my side are now starting out muted... check the bottom where the small speaker icon is.

23 posted on 10/07/2013 7:07:23 PM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Because I live in a deep blue state.

24 posted on 10/07/2013 7:09:16 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: originalbuckeye

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.

25 posted on 10/07/2013 7:14:44 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Wow. Peter and Patty? Really? ...Whatever happened to Raoul, Mykayla, Jemal, and Ming? LOL!

26 posted on 10/07/2013 7:32:06 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: lowbridge

Steve Jobs on education:

[On Unions]

I’m a very big believer in equal opportunity as opposed to equal outcome. I don’t believe in equal outcome because unfortunately life’s 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 don’t 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 it’s not a meritocracy. It turns into a bureaucracy, which is exactly what has happened. The teachers can’t teach and administrators run the place and nobody can be fired. It’s terrible.

[On Vouchers]

But in schools people don’t feel that they’re spending their own money. They feel like it’s free, right? No one does any comparison shopping. A matter of fact if you want to put your kid in a private school, you can’t 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 you’d see a lot of new schools starting. I’ve 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, they’d start a school. I believe that they would do far better than any of our public schools would. The third thing you’d 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. There’s 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 world’s problems, but unfortunately it just ain’t 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 shouldn’t be teaching anymore. I feel very strongly about this. I wish it was as simple as giving it over to the computer….

As you’ve pointed out I’ve 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 don’t 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 don’t 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 they’re 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 don’t need an assistant. I think we have all the material in the world to solve this problem; it’s just being deployed in other places. I’ve 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 isn’t 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)

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27 posted on 10/07/2013 7:36:28 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: Oliviaforever
I'd like to see "Conservative Core" which can tell the children a story about Seal Team 6 parachuting into the dark forest and killing the witches.

28 posted on 10/07/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: cripplecreek

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:

29 posted on 10/07/2013 7:40:14 PM PDT by massmike (Why doesn't Obama just declare Syria a "chemical weapons-free zone"?)
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To: IMR 4350
They should watch more educational videos like the classic tale of the tortoise and the hare.

30 posted on 10/07/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: massmike
Well, we already have the right to bear arms. So I would add the right to bare breasts.

31 posted on 10/07/2013 7:44:50 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: JediJones

If I’m not mistaken I believe that was rewritten to where they walk across the finish line together.

32 posted on 10/07/2013 7:50:15 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

In the Bugs Bunny one, the tortoise cheats.

33 posted on 10/07/2013 8:03:29 PM PDT by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Men bad, veggies good!

34 posted on 10/07/2013 8:07:23 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: JediJones

In the PC rewrite I think they cross the finish line together, no winner no looser, everyone is equal.

35 posted on 10/07/2013 8:07:30 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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