Monday, August 19, 2013

Common Core

Like many government programs Common Core claims to have noble goals but the reality is a completely different picture.

What Obama Wants for Your Children and Grandchildren is a good article about some of the problems with Common Core. 

It starts with:

Proud parents and grandparents are sharing photos of their kids’ first day of school. And as students head back, many states are pushing back—telling the Obama Administration that its federal education plan isn’t right for their students.

Anyone who has taught in a classroom knows how different children are from school to school—even from class to class. Teachers understand that the content, methods, and evaluations they use will differ depending on the makeup of the class. A teacher might teach her 9:40 a.m. Algebra II class differently than her 1:40 p.m. Algebra II class. And she’ll make that decision based on the pace of her students and their comprehension levels.

Go read the whole thing.

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