Unions and tea party activists? Common Core yields odd political allegiances

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    Dec. 4, 2013 12:41 p.m.

    Parents need to get educated on Common Core and what it really means for their children. It is far more than "standards". It is required cirriculum and indoctrination into a certain social agenda. Also, most of the materials discourage children form asking theri parents for help. The last thing Common Core wants is parental participation. Parents may have different values that will reduce the effectiveness of the indoctrination.

    If you are a parent and are blindly allowing your child to go to public school to be educated, you are risking their future. Get involved and do some research on the real powers behind common core.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Dec. 4, 2013 7:23 a.m.

    Too bad it isn't a perfect world; perhaps if we went back to the good old days of Bush. But, maybe better yet is that we realize it isn't the problem with the individual but more a problem with the system that is usurped by Wall Street and corrupted. Maybe it is time for an overhaul, or change,

  • Kings Court Alpine, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    If people don't want Common Core standards, they need to quit complaining about America being ranked so badly in education. You see, the countries that outperform us have very involved government-run education systems and when people complain about the results of our hodge podge system, they are inadvertently inviting federal intrusion into education.

    Just some food for thought for the people who need to learn the maxim: "Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it."

  • michaelitos Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 5:05 p.m.

    Common Core = Improved Standards = Better educated children = Good for UTAH!!!

    I support increased efforts to better educate our children. I support standardized testing that helps teachers understand where they need to revisit their classroom curriculum. I support improved college and job readiness... I support the Common Core.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 4:56 p.m.

    Federal Government and Education? Anyone suggesting more federal government control over education needs to get their head examined. Has anyone noticed their record lately, as in the last 75 years? Yes, by all means, lets just keep giving them more money and power-not! Come on,people! Common Core is an insult to any thinking person that values liberty and believes that he/she has an iota of common sense. How does apply the same standards in Washington County with some in the middle of an L.A. barrio? Come on, people!

  • klangton Akiachak, AK
    Dec. 3, 2013 4:11 p.m.

    The content standards came out with a lot of educators ready to scrutinize and be very critical. When we saw well-thought out standards that made sense, well you have to give credit where credit is due. In math, going deep rather than drowning children in kindergarten on up with too many concepts too soon; which is what the countries ahead of us in math scores have been doing for years!!!! Just makes sense and strange bedfellows.

  • Aggie84 Idaho Falls, ID
    Dec. 3, 2013 3:55 p.m.

    Educational decisions based on the constitution was suppose to be run by each individual state. The federal government was to have hands off. Also, if you really want to be nervous about the constitution and how it is being taught to our children, check the standard core curriculum and see how much it is loosing in interpretation. It is time for the NEA to stand up and earn their money by telling the federal government to "STAND DOWN"

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Dec. 3, 2013 1:56 p.m.

    * Common Core
    * Stimulus Package--shovel ready jobs
    * Health Care Reform
    * Solyndra
    * Benghazi
    * Mitt Romney is greedy, and hasn't paid taxes for ten years.
    * Cutting the deficit in half
    * Not losing your Health Plan
    * Saving $2500 a year on health insurance

    Does anyone see a pattern here?