I don't know worf, we've had public schools in our country for a long
time and by most measures we are a prosperous nation. Now I can't speak
for the schools in say Somalia, but I would like to think ours are better,
common core or not and our educated populace makes a difference.Also, Finland has great public education, the country is doing well. They
have invested in education at new levels in new ways.
If you disagree with the implementation of CC, then it is assumed that you must
misunderstand it only depends on why you are against it. If you are against it
because it is a federal program forced upon schools, then yes, you misunderstand
it. If you are against it because it teaches math the hard way, then yes, you
misunderstand it. If you are against it because it make pornography mandatory
reading, then yes you misunderstand it. If you are against it because it is
Obama's plan, then you misunderstand it. All of these common complaints are
false and based on complete misunderstandings of Common Core and what it is and
isn't. Most people confuse Common Core with Obama's Race to the
Top program. The Race to the Top sets up funding based on standards adoption
(and btw Common Core is not required - a state merely has to show a
comprehensive standard to qualify - several states have). RttT sets up
monitoring and record keeping and creates the federal incursion into education.
The CC is little more than the previous National Standard or the one before
that. In fact, it is less comprehensive, and so less potentially invasive.
Dear bradleycYour comment only show how naive and deceived you
are. "The common core is a great set of standards which will
greatly help our kids succeed in the future. It is well thought out and will
push our students to think through things." CC has nothing to
do with standards! You are so wrong, you are not even in the same ballpark.
This is a giant reach of the federal government controlling everything taught in
the classroom.Even worse, this is the largest corporate data
collection, a collection on every student in the US.This is a loss
of individual and local freedom and a breach of personal privacy hidden with
deception at a level never before conceived.Wake up and take back
our control. CC needs to be fought and repealed.
Anyone living in the delusion that Common Core isn't controlled by the feds
should look at what just happened in Oklahoma where after repealing the
"state-led, voluntary, internationally benchmarked" (all lies)
standards, the feds revoked their NLCB waiver.
@bradleyc,When in the history of this planet, has a government run
school system produced a prosperous society?
When will Utah wake up to the "political correctness" infused in the
Common Core curriculum? Traditional values are excluded, and if students
don't adhere to the progressive agenda, they will not do well on the
In an article I read recently about common core, a federal official defended it
by saying although the results show it is doing poorly, people need to be
patient and give it a few years and it should start doing better. Well what
about the kids now? We are supposed to not care that common core is messing them
up right now and only care about future kids? Miss understood...yeah!
The common core is a great set of standards which will greatly help our kids
succeed in the future. It is well thought out and will push our students to
think through things. From an entrepreneurs point of view, it will help build a
great generation of people who will be able to invent better, create better and
become better workers than any generation we have seen so far. Time to get
behind it and choose curriculums that we can all live with.
Common core standards are below most standards states had prior to this current
race to the top program. But regardless of this the standards matter very
little. All the standards are is a benchmark statement and most education
institutions have had this for many years. The standards are not the
problem its the coercion by the Dept of ED and the loss of control by local
parents and teachers. The waiver out of common core is unconstitutional. No
agency has the power to unilaterally waive any law unless the law specifically
gives that power. "No Child left behind" does not give the Sect of
Education power to waive its requirements. This is a dangerous precedent.Also there is only one curriculum approved to meet the standards and
that is the Common Core curriculum. The lady in the film is dead wrong about
this. They knew there would be opposition to a federal curriculum and that is
why they tried to ram it through as fast as they could to avoid a backlash.
I am now a retired (1 year) high school math teacher, and was trained and used
Common Core for 2 years in the classroom before I retired.Common
core standards were written behind closed doors by people who are not
accountable or even identifiable, with little or no input from states or
teachers. States and school districts have been pressured by the
federal government to tow the line or face the loss of millions of dollars.
Sounds like blackmail to me. History has been trashed and rewritten
to push forth the extreme progressive agenda. Math standards are a
joke, of course students will never be tested on basic principles.The testing is nothing more than a giant corporate data gathering operation
making the NSA's operation look like a bunch of Boy Scouts. They intend to
gather, market, and sell the information on everyone, that will follow the all
of our students for the rest of their lives.
@tilly - depends on why you disagree. But if it's anything related to
"the Feds" like the two comments prior to yours, you do misunderstand
Why is it that if I disagree with the implemetation of CC, then it is assumed
that I must misunderstand it?
Keep the Feds out of our schools. Common Core is a joke just in math alone.
The track record for educational programs have been costly with little to no
positive result.NCLB, Head Start, standardized testing, and
cooperative learning are a few examples of wasted expense, time, and money.Is it any wonder why, people are backing away from common core?Why should our children be held accountable to the feds, because of a
worthless test score?