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Common Core

Lee557 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:56 PM
But why the need for national standards? Our Country is big and diverse, naturally. Why shoehorn standards into teaching while we are so different in our regions? I smell a rat called "Socialism". where conformity is a requirement. Our States and our children are different. Teach the basics with heritage and civics in mind, the kids will do the rest.
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Parting Company

Lee557 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:49 PM
Great observation and thinking, Mr. Williams, as always. If we could just take away the power to borrow what Congress won't or can't convince the taxpayers to agree to fund, we could forestall the eventual war or split. If we can't rely on leadership and morals, then at least constrict what they can tax and spend without borrowing. The States would pick up the slack, as needed on a local priority basis. The way it was intended.
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Common Core

Lee557 Wrote: Jan 01, 2014 2:37 PM
Shut-up and teach. You're not builders, inventors or artist, just teachers. Teach and quit trying to make out like it's rocket science or brain surgery. The 19th century teachers had students that created almost everything important n our lives now. The industrial revolution was fueled by the 3 R' and Capitalism, not standardization or teachers unions. Teachers are important to children, not politicians.
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