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Old 03-06-2014, 10:19 PM
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New "common core" curriculum in schools?

My sister is in first grade and she is being taught a different way to add and multiply. It literally takes half a page for her to add 48+52. They don't teach the carry method anymore and they multiply in these stupid box things that also take up quite a bit of space on the page. The way that they add is they have to make tally marks for each number, and then count them all. Any thoughts on this?
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Old 03-06-2014, 10:56 PM
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Re: New "common core" curriculum in schools?

In a nutshell, Common Core is moving educational standards away from local leaders to the Federal government.

There are many people, including some of those in the teacher's unions who are waking up to this being a horrible plan. Mike Huckbee once supported Common Core until he learned more about it.

Texas refuses to support Common Core. Let me edit this to say that even though we have HB 462 which prohibits the SBOE from adopting national curriculum, some of the lessons are showing up in the state. Citizens are being asked to submit verifiable Common Core lessons to the Attorney General's office.

For more information, and there is a lot out there, I will give you an interview and a couple of articles, that get to the point, for your review.

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The Fight Against Common Core

Today on the FreedomCast Director of Grassroots at FreedomWorks, Whitney Neal is here to discus the latest developments in the battle against Common Core standards, why even the teacher's unions are acknowledging the botched rollout of this program and what you can do to help stop Common Core in your state.

http://www.freedomworks.org/content/...st-common-core
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Jeb Bush Has a 'Common Core' Problem

The problem for Bush is that just about everything he says about the standards is untrue. Common Core is a federally promoted, not state-led, initiative introduced in the Obama administration's 2009 stimulus bill through a competitive grant program called Race to the Top (RTTT). Common Core is a set of unproven and untested uniform standards and aligned curricula and testing that allows for a greater role of government in education, higher levels of social engineering, student data collection, and teacher evaluations based on student performance on assessments.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Governm...medium=twitter
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Common Core National Standards and Tests: Empty Promises and Increased Federal Overreach Into Education

Americans who cherish limited government must be constantly vigilant of pushes to centralize various aspects of our lives. Government intervention is a zero-sum game; every act of centralization comes at the expense of liberty and the civil society institutions upon which this country was founded.

Education is no exception.

http://www.heritage.org/research/rep...education?ac=1
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:48 AM
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Re: New "common core" curriculum in schools?

Homeschooling is still the only way to go.

Parents control all parts of the teaching.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:59 AM
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Homeschooling is still the only way to go.

Parents control all parts of the teaching.
I've read that Jeb Bush's support for Common Core will be his Romneycare if he continues. It will be his albatross if he tries to run in 2016.

Common Core eliminates school choice, which is what Obama ran on - no vouchers, no choice. We see why he ran on that idea. They had already planned this initiative before he won the election.

Lots of slick maneuvering behind the scenes.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:14 AM
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Re: New "common core" curriculum in schools?

There needs to be a way to standardize the education systems in our country so that the regional deifferences in education levels and results are not so vast.


I mean, does anyone on here really think that the public schools in New York or Massachussetts are on par with the public schools in South Carolina, Texas, or New Mexico?

Or how about West Virginia schools vs Washington State?

Something should be done, but like with every good idea, the "consquences" associated with the good idea tends to be what derails the good that would come from a good idea if properly executed.
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Re: New "common core" curriculum in schools?

Not saying it doesn't, but how does "common core" eliminate school choice, vouchers for charter schools, etc?
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:18 AM
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Homeschooling is still the only way to go.

Parents control all parts of the teaching.
If the parents are adequate teachers of scholastics, then it could be a good idea. However, many parents are not adequate in basic parenting, let alone scholastics.

Then, many parents who would be adequate teachers of scholastics are at work, paying for the house, car, groceries, and future college education of their children.

Homeschooling is NOT the cure all.
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Not saying it doesn't, but how does "common core" eliminate school choice, vouchers for charter schools, etc?
Because it is tied in with the ACT and SAT tests. You'd have to be fluent in Common Core to pass the tests. IOW, private and charter schools would have a tough time finding textbooks and instructional material that is not designed to comply.
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Old 03-07-2014, 10:30 AM
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Hillsdale Professor Dr. Terrence Moore: Common Core Destroys Minds and Souls
Takes them down "a depressing path of a prematurely jaded, post-modern, anti-heroic view of life.”

Terrence O. Moore, professor of history at Hillsdale College says that today’s students are not prepared for college:

"The students going off to college these days, at least those who come from the public schools, for the most part, cannot have a serious discussion about even one work of literature. Not one. The freshman year of college… is a crash course in learning how to read and write at anything beyond a basic level. Learning, in short, what high school did not teach you but should have taught you. And the new [Common Core] Standards that we’re talking about are not going to help that. In fact, they will make it worse."

The Common Core will “take away the great stories of the American people and replace them with the stories that fit the progressive liberal narrative of the world.” Moore calls the architects of the Common core story-killers saying, “they’re deliberately killing the greatest stories of the greatest nation in history.” The great works of literature are being replaced by “informational texts” and recent articles written by journalists. Not only are we losing the great works of literature, but, Moore writes in his book, also “what we might call the Great American Story of people longing to be free and happy under their own self-government.” They will be killed by a “deadly combination of neglect, amputation, misinterpretation, subtle and not-so-subtle criticism, and a further dumbing-down of the nation’s classrooms.”

Moore rejects calls for what the so-called experts refer to as “college and career readiness for a 21st century global economy,” asking where we can find the college presidents who are calling for such an education and which schools have tested these new standards. “The 45 states that have adopted the Common core standards with little — almost no — public discussion bought the farm sight unseen.” He explains that attending college and obtaining a career are byproducts of a good education that should include studying truth, beauty, goodness and the virtues of courage, justice, industriousness and prudence.

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Re: New "common core" curriculum in schools?

Homeschooling...is my opinion...however it is all leading to a one world government..
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