Jindal faces steep climb to pull Louisiana out of Common Core

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  • chiksika Hyrum, UT
    July 8, 2014 7:12 a.m.

    Two months ago while walking into a middle school in Cache Valley I encountered a teacher on the way to her car. "What do you do here"?, I asked. "I teach 6th grade math", was her response.
    "What is 1/2+1/3"? Her response? "1/5". I thought I had maintained a benign countenance, but she began shifting gears and making some mental adjustments. She was patient enough to hear me out as I explained it without pencil and paper. 2+3=5 and 2X3=6 and your answer is 5/6. She exploded saying that you cannot " . . .do it that way in Common Core . . . .".

    Perhaps we need a dual curriculum similar to the Stamford program?

  • Fred44 Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 26, 2014 6:48 a.m.


    What political and social agenda's are found in the common core being that are being used to indoctrinate kids? Could you show us those with specific references? How was it forced upon states? Didn't each individual state legislature have to agree to adopt it?

    June 25, 2014 10:20 a.m.

    Common Core was shoved in governors' faces, along with huge dollar promises if they implemented it. Now that we see what it is really all about, and the "standardized" cirriculum and tests that go with it, some are trying to pull out.

    CC has standards, but they are low. Also, it prmotes a certain social and political agenda favored by its creators (headed by Bill Gates). I am glad to see more opposition to this direct use of public schools to indoctrinate kids into certain opinions and ways of thinking....