In regard to C.K. Jones on Common Core.
It's easy to dismiss those who disagree with you as conspiracy theory nut jobs. My children are no longer in public schools, but if they were, I would have serious concerns about Common Core. I don't believe agenda-driven, federal bureaucrats are all-wise and all-knowing. (I mean, how many of us shudder at the thought of living under Obamacare?)
If I read statistics right, American children are at the bottom of the totem pole in educational achievement. Why would we want to perpetuate a losing system with more regulations? Why can't we decide for ourselves what works?
The letter was very demeaning to home-schooled children. I have a 6-year-old grandson who reads on an eighth-grade level, plays the violin and piano, has perfect pitch, knows every species of bug and butterfly known to mankind, is proficient in math, knows all the states and countries in the world and their capitals and is in general very curious about life. And, no, he is not a social recluse. What would Common Core do to him? I shudder to think. It would make sure he became "common" and remained such.
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