Live stream: Common Core debate in Logan

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 9, 2014 9:02 a.m.

    Many states are spending over twenty thousand dollars per year-per student.

    New programs with low life expectancy consumes much of these funds. In tens years, common core will be history, and some new costly idea will surface.

  • Mkithpen Sandy, UT
    Jan. 8, 2014 5:12 p.m.

    The bigger issue is that our Gov sold us out for Federal money. Common core is wrong at it's core because it takes education from the people and moves it to a federal issue. The Constitution sales that education is up to the people meaning it's a state issue. Again, if we follow the constitution are better off for all the right reasons.

  • Chuck E. Racer Lehi, UT
    Jan. 7, 2014 2:02 a.m.

    The issue of parental involvement is not really important. The bottom line is, will education be better more centralized or not. Will having one group in Washington D.C., who will of necessity ignore local and state concerns, give us a stronger educational system because it is standardized nation wide? Or will having each state go through the process and comparing against each other's successes and failures, provide a better product even though not exactly the same? How important is it to do it exactly the same in every state?

    I believe history shows that the United States is stronger because we are made up of 50 states that are free to do things differently. The states are laboratories in governing, where we each can compare and contrast between what works and what doesn't. Centralization is not the answer. No one group will have all the answers. If the whole country follows only one group's "standards," sooner or later we will all go over the cliff together. Diversity of thought is very important.

    I find it hard to understand why the CCSS supporters, who rightly reject NCLB, think the answer is MORE of the same thing! Eliminate both!