NCLB mandates an impossible 100% proficiency rating for all students...then it
turns out you can get a waiver in exchange for adopting the common core, using a
federally mandated data collection system, a federally dictated testing system,
a federally dictated teacher evaluation system, and there are probably more
federal mandates that I am unaware of. I believe that only the
naive, uninformed or subservient could fail to see a federal takeover of
education in all of this.We need to stop paying the equivalent of
protection money to the feds and end NCLB and exit the common core.
Is the school board referring to the "locally created" accountability
system mentioned on page 14 of Utah's 2012 Waiver application to the
Department Ed promising: "Utah is interested in collaborating with the U.S.
Department of Education to evaluate the effectiveness of our efforts under
Principle 2: State‐developed differentiated recognition, accountability,
and support…Upon receipt of approval for ESEA flexibility, Utah will
collaborate with the Department in the development of an evaluation program to
address these key questions. In partnership with the department, Utah will
identify the specific tools and measurement strategies to use as part of this
evaluation. With financial and technical support from the Department, the
approved evaluation plan will be implemented to measure the effectiveness of
Utah’s approach to Principle 2, specifically the practices associated with
the UCAS performance and accountability system." Nice spin.
What? the common core has NOTHING to do with Federal government. HOWEVER, faithinus, I hope you can find a country whose military is not
government controlled. perhaps your FREEDOM, which you propose to support, is
too much reward to earn your GRATITUDE toward your country.DO SOME
RESEARCH before you post comments that make you sound like you live in the dark
ages and are afraid of GOD! Love this country, and the education it
provides for all, or LEAVE! I'm sure IRAN would love to have you.
Please, teachers, parents and anyone that is concerned about common core being
used in Utah--I plead with you to do whatever it takes to boot it out of Utah!!
It is a federal takeover of our children's education and teaching of evil
propaganda is a breath away. Common core has ruined mathematics, literature and
history. No longer do they study US presidents (with exception of George
Washington)--it is now leaders of other huge countries which are communist
controlled. A huge data collection by the government has already started on your
children and their families to be used for "whatever purposes" the
government deems necessary--a flagrant violation of your individual rights to
privacy promised under the constitution. Do you want the government deciding
what your children will be taught? Communist countries have common core to push
propaganda. Parents, this is the most hideous takeover of education --please,
be vigilant and stop common core - throw it out. We can come up with a better
plan that isn't federally controlled--this power needs to be given back to
the state with the teachers and parents in charge.