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  1. chris whited

    If I thought this core idea would just stick to the basic elements, math, english, and science I would even worry about it. but it won’t, and this is probably where you see the worry on both sides in this issue.

    what worries be is that this will really be about children of the (cor E n) in the fields of “feelings”

    That first video told me nothing. Basically sold the obvious. Not hating it, but didn’t answer many questions. I will go through the other sets of information you gave. Thanks for the thread.

  2. chris whited

    I wouldn’t even worry about it. Sorry

  3. Karen S

    Commoncore is a federal take over of the education system. Not the state as your first sentence says. It has never been tested which is contrary to any other education system that has been tried in the past. The federal govt is dangling carrots to the states to implement but the actual costs to the states is much more and the reasons that more and more states at not jumping on the band wagon. It is important to look at both sides and I have done that. I have looked at the math questions they are in no way reflective on traditional math that is paramount for getting thru life. Last and probably most important is that this is a violation of the constitution usurping states rights. That should frighten all who understand the far reach I the government in our everyday lives already. It is parents responsibility to educate themselves about commoncore but like many things there has been no transparency about this program by our politicians or our local school boards. Shameful

  4. chris whited

    “Under No Child Left Behind, if a state needed more students to clear a particular proficiency bar, it had two options. It could either do a better job educating students and let the students clear the bar themselves, or it could take the easy way out and simply lower the bar. Unfortunately, many states decided to take the latter option, defining proficiency down and dumbing down their standards so more students could pass”

    remember ted kennedy stood side by side with bush on this one.

    The video starts off with this sort of problem……

  5. Surprised Acton recommended this. It almost says nothing. The video is useless. The 5 things article doesn’t share the most important issues opponents have with Common Core. I don’t get it.

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