This is a place to discuss the merits of the new education system, Common Core, that is ensuring no child is left behind. Ensuring that each of our children regardless their social status are taught to the same standard.
If you want to read more about how Common Core is preparing America’s students for success you can check out the Common Core website here: Home | Common Core State Standards Initiative
You can generate yoru own Common Core Sheets here: Common Core Sheets
All that sarcasm and no one would bite on the common core bait? Okay.
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Tucker’s plan was implemented in three laws passed by Congress and signed by President Clinton in 1994: the Goals 2000 Act, the School-to-Work Act, and the reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act. These new laws established the following mechanisms to restructure the public schools:
1) Bypass all elected officials on school boards and in state legislatures by making federal funds flow to the Governor and his appointees on workforce development boards.
2) Use a computer database, a.k.a. “a labor market information system,” into which school personnel would scan all information about every schoolchild and his family, identified by the child’s social security number: academic, medical, mental, psychological, behavioral, and interrogations by counselors. The computerized data would be available to the school, the government, and future employers.
3) Use “national standards” and “national testing” to cement national control of tests, assessments, school honors and rewards, financial aid, and the Certificate of Initial Mastery (CIM), which is designed to replace the high school diploma.
As the Eagle Forum notes, the Tucker plan is to train children in specific jobs to serve the workforce and the global economy rather than educate them so they can make their own life choices.
Common Core, just like Texas’ CSCOPE, is bad news for America. I remember people talking about federalizing public education back in the 90’s and keeping school open from 7am to 7pm.
There is no waking of the public. Until the shackles are on and their cable tv access cut, they don’t care.
Another way our government is out of controll. Wake up patriots!
Louis CK has been very vocal and critical of the Right. You got what you pushed for buddy and unfortunately for us, we got what you wished for, too.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill to repeal Common Core standards in the state on Thursday, saying Oklahomans are “capable of developing our own academic standards that will be better than Common Core.”
The state is now clear to formulate new English and math standards specifically tailored for Oklahoma students.
North Carolina could become the second state to back out of Common Core, the national teaching standards that have become a rallying cry for conservative activists.
The state House and Senate on Wednesday voted on separate bills to repeal Common Core standards before the beginning of the next school year. The bills would task a new Academic Standards Review Commission with developing new standards to propose to the state Board of Education.
The legislature’s next step is to hammer out the minor differences between the two bills and pass a compromise version. Both measures passed their respective chambers on party-line votes; Republicans control the legislature by wide margins.
It’s not clear, however, whether Gov. Pat McCrory (R) would sign the legislation. McCrory said Thursday he favors high education standards but that he has concerns with the way Common Core standards were being implemented. Eric Guckian, McCrory’s top education adviser, is working on resolving those issues, a McCrory spokesman said.
McCrory has vetoed legislation passed by the Republican-led legislature before, though both his vetoes during the 2013 legislative session were overridden.
The North Carolina Board of Education initially adopted Common Core standards back in 2010, and state public schools have been using the standards for two years. North Carolina won a $400 million grant through the federal Department of Education’s Race to the Top program, in part for changes made under the Common Core standards.
The standards are not imposed by the federal government; they were first developed by the National Governors Association, in a committee headed by then-Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue (R) and Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D).
But conservative activists have lambasted the standards as an intrusion into an area of government that should be determined at the state and local levels. Though business leaders and most governors back the standards, opposition has become a litmus test in Republican primary contests.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who supports the new rules, didn’t help his cause when he said in November that opposition comes from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.” Duncan later apologized for his remarks.
“We sold our kids’ education. We sold their futures for $400 million under a previous administration. Now what’s the price we pay for selling our souls?” asked state Rep. Michael Speciale (R), a Common Core opponent, according to the Raleigh News & Observer.
If they do abandon Common Core, North Carolina would join Indiana in jettisoning the program. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) signed legislation dropping the standards in March.
Republicans in other states are trying to back out, too. About 100 bills to slow, stop or reverse Common Core requirements were introduced in state legislatures across the country this year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures, an 85 percent increase over the year before.
Madeline Scotto, a math teacher in New York City, is no fan of Common Core.
“They’re making it more complicated as far as I’m concerned,” she told Business Insider derisively.
“I don’t think they waited long enough for this common core to produce something outstanding so that we could say, ‘I think we should do that,’” Scotto said.
Granny is right, it’s all screwed up. Break out your fingers and toes!
Back in 73 or 74, I brought home some homework that included “new math”. Several phone calls, no one knew what the hell was going on, couldn’t get the work done.
Fast forward 40 years and “new math” is now called “common core”.
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