In response to:

Common Core: What's Hidden Behind the Language

samplin Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 8:26 AM
Teachers, good ones, tend to hold onto old textbooks, especially if they are good. My children are grown and the two oldest grandkids are about to finish high school. There are plenty of good texts of fine literature reserved here so the ones who are now preschoolers won't starve when they reach the age. The same holds true for math textbooks and even a few history texts from before the revisionists. Now If I could only find the grammar texts and the Kottmeier (sic?) spelling books we might be able to protect those two smart little boys from destruction by our insane government.
SandyM Wrote: Mar 18, 2013 10:26 AM
Homeschool, homeschool, homeschool. Whatever the financial burden it is well worth it.

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....