Common Core(Democratic Plan), No Child Left Behind (Signed into Law by GWB so he
owns it regardless of the reasoning to sign) both lack purpose. Leave education
to the local communities or at the very least the state level and keep
Washington out! Our Governor sold us out for Federal money - Governor Gary is a
Democrat in action and Republican in name. Time to stop selling Utah out - our
forefathers went to jail standing for principals they believed in, today our
leadership has lost it's backbone. At least in Missouri we knew what
Governor Boggs intentions were - what does Governor Herbert stand for of
substance that is not political? In Utah if it's not education then what?
What will he negotiate away next when looking for more Federal money?
No child left behind was written by sen kennedy and another democratic
congressman. Bush months after he was signed in simply signed the bill that
already had an overwhelming bipartisan majority.
Students struggling and disliking math has existed long before common core, just
like healthcare issues were a problem long before this President took office.
But then again troubling ourselves with correct perceptions and facts is always
a problem with many in our country...
Hey Me, did you check the authenticity of that math video? Many of those
YouTube videos are simply staged frauds. Contrary to propaganda, Common Core
sets standards but DOES NOT dictate teaching methods to reach them.Special Needs students should be working under an Individual Education Plan
with the understanding that the goals of Common Core may not be achievable. It
was under Bush's No Child Left Behind that special needs students were
required to be tested and compared with others.If you are going to
cast blame, at least do some research so it will be cast in the right direction.
Every generation learns a new math method. Common core is that they can do the
operation. Not how they do the operation. The current math is more inline with
singapore math, the method used in countries that are scoring better than US in
the math category. I have a special needs child. I like common core.
I like that currently they care if he is on level. I would like for him to
continue learning as long as he can. I don't want school to just be
respite. None of the kids are required to do calculus. The common core goal is
that students are ready to take calculus in first year college. In 1990 that was
a stretch. For three decades at least colleges have been putting students into
remedial classes of subjects that should have been mastered before college. In
fact they have their own testing process for placement purposes.
Another unjustified slam on the Common Core. We are too early in the
implementation to know how it will affect the educational system. Math may have
some problems to work out, but the language arts and social studies/science core
is sound and an improvement upon the Republican program of NCLB. To lump all
criticism of the core as bad for education shows people have not really looked
at the core and have just blindly followed the lies spread by the far right. As
an educator, I can challenge my students to really learn what they need to know
to function in today's society. The problem is parents who fail to expect
excellence from their children and make excuses for their lack of success.
Students are not expected to complete simple homework assignments to be prepared
for the next day. There are too many interruptions with attendance for dentist
appointments or baseball camps down south. School is no longer a priority in
many homes. Parents who support the classroom are finding their children seeing
Common Core is comedy of it's own. I taught my 4 year old grandaughter how
to count to 500 in less than 5 min in the car. I have also taught her how to add
and subtract to where she doesn't even know she's doing math. but it
is the traditional math. Now that I've taught her tradition adding and
subtracting, I find out she'll be under the common core program. Go to you
tube and look at the video of a little girls doing common core math and then
when she gets it wrong by a mile after 10 min. of working on it. her mother has
her do the problem the traditional way. about a minute later problem is solved
and correct. Common core is a joke I can't believe We are going to teach
out kids to be stupid. I guess that way they will only qulify for crappy jobs
and he government can control them because they will just be to stupid to stand
up for themselves. What is our country coming to people?????
These could be legitimate concerns of the common core but I have to agree
posters #3 and #4, this data trying to make a correlation isn't either
sufficient to make any causation and it seems again like data that came about
BEFORE the common core was fully implemented. Indeed, the common core might
bring about these problems, these are real concerns, but one has to be fair and
that correlation that the article professes the common core brings to special
needs students, can't be proven at this time.
The cause and effect relationship being outlined in this article went completely
unsupported. Its just another baseless attack on common core. The common core
is no different than any other sets of standards that the state has adopted in
the past. Standards don't fail kids, teachers, parents and schools do. We
as a state graduate students that do not meet minimal proficiency for grade
level math, reading and writing. Even our best High schools fail to get at
least half the students on grade level in any one of those subject areas. This
existed BEFORE common core adoption.What IS happening is students
with disabilities are being counted, tracked and followed more closely than they
had been before. Our students with differing needs have benefited from the
increased exposure of NCLB and are now being brought to the forefront. With
greater exposure more schools will begin to adopt scientifically proven methods
that help not only special needs students but all students--things like Direct
I feel as if this article is conflating several issues.First, the
author goes out and finds quotes from educators about how kids with special
needs are falling behind and how several states aren't doing a good job
educating them. This is all true, but the studies done by the DOE, for example,
were done BEFORE Common Core standards were implemented. You can't blame
Common Core when the kids were educated using a different system!Furthermore, many groups advocating for children with disabilities favor
tougher standards for all kids, including those with disabilities. Why?
Because then educators are motivated to actually educate these kids, not just
give them easy work. We need to set high standards for all kids, not just
typical kids.Furthermore, every child with a diagnosis receives an
Individualized Education Plan that is tailored to his or her needs.
They're not going to make a child with an IQ of 55 do calculus just because
that' what his or her typical peers need to learn.I am the
mother of a son with special needs and I wholeheartedly support the Common Core.
I welcome tougher standards for all my kids--typical and developmentally
Special needs students need different education
Common Core is a common joke. It isn't about teaching students much other
than "co-operation." Get along to go along. Work in harmony even
though you come to the wrong conclusion. It's nothing more than
conditioning children to be good little socialists.