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Common Core: What's Hidden Behind the Language

LeishaC Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 1:48 PM
Finland is the size of what, California? It's not fair to compare US schools to other countries. First, sheer size. Second, cultural mix. It's not hard to have common standards when you have a small, homogenous population. I just happen to believe, from my experience in public and private schools, that in America, the most local control is best. See my post below about overgrown bureaucracries for the rest.

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....