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More, More, and More on the Common Core

ropati Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 12:11 PM
outcome-based education no child left behind race to the top common core what's next? expensive educational fads which sooner rather than later fade into the sunset, only to be replaced by another which will of course require new and expensive curricula. one question: why was learning at such a higher level without all this nonsense in the 1950s-60s? the college board has had to dumb down scoring on the SAT because the scores were continuing to fall. we have grade inflation gone wild, with a huge percentage of the graduating classes getting 4.0 or better, and still students can't tell you what an adverb or an indirect object is. i know, i am a high school teacher.
David1735 Wrote: Aug 07, 2013 8:31 AM
I'm with you, Ropati. Our education system is weak because we have adopted every fad that has come down the road for the last 40 years. When that fad fails, we jump on the next one. Each time we change fads, the students lose.
skywalker58 Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 10:11 PM
Yup. Parents were screaming at school administrations and teachers because Johnny needed As not Cs so tests were dumbed down to allow "average" students to get As. Not everyone in class should get an A, C is average so a majority of students should get Cs with smart students getting Bs and really smart students getting As.
William6382 Wrote: Aug 06, 2013 1:45 PM
Once you accept the fact that the education bureaucracy is not concerned about improving education, but about increasing the size and power of the bureaucracy, you've taken the most important step toward understanding what is going on.