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Common Core: What's Hidden Behind the Language

LeishaC Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:09 PM
It's all connected. The point is, this generalization is taking away the freedom of teachers to teach. You can keep screeching that it has nothing to do with common core, but the point I am making is that this stuff doesn't happen in a vacuum. The more "educators" that are involved, the less freedom the teachers and parents have to do what's best for their children. Why are you such a CCSS advocate? What's your stake in all this?

Conservatives are in an uproar over Common Core, an educational curriculum being forced upon the states by the Obama administration, which is scheduled to be mostly implemented this year in the 46 states that have adopted it. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12 curriculum in math and English, instead imposing a one-size-fits-all, top-down curriculum that will also apply to private schools and homeschoolers.

Superficially, it sounds good. It creates universal standards that supposedly educate all children for college. But along with the universal standards come a myriad of problems, which the administrators of Common Core are disingenuously denying....