Ending Common Core standards easier said than done

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  • Chuck E. Racer Lehi, UT
    July 21, 2014 10:20 p.m.

    I'm one teacher that is adamantly opposed to Common Core. We need to get rid of federal involvement in education altogether. One of the biggest lies ever told was the one JFK said, trying to get elected as President, that the Russians beat us to space because of our education system. It had nothing to do with education and everything to do with starving their citizens and spending it on a militaristic space program.

    The next greatest lie was the so-called "Nation at Risk" report that said our nation was at risk because of our schools. Our schools were the envy of the rest of the world. Everyone else was trying to copy our schools, while we began systematically tearing them apart from the Left and the Right. Local teachers and parents have held it together amazingly well for what they have endured, but NCLB and CCSS are making teaching almost unbearable. Return us to what made our education system the greatest on earth - the local control of our schools!

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    July 21, 2014 9:37 a.m.

    Common core should never had been started to begin with.

    Our children go to school for learning.

    Not to be tested, compared, and held accountable to the state, and feds.

  • John C. C. Payson, UT
    July 18, 2014 5:56 p.m.

    The attack on the Common Core is not led by educators. We are glad to have some kind of correlation among all the states. What we resent is the obsession with testing and the way it punishes teachers who choose to help poor and otherwise at risk students.