Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Common Core Implementation Will Be Worse Than Obamacare

AFT’s Weingarten: Common Core Implementation Will Be Worse Than Obamacare starts with:

“You think the Obamacare implementation is bad? The implementation of the Common Core is far worse,” said American Federation for Teachers president Randi Weingarten at the National Education Writers Association last month.

Though she is ostensibly supportive of national standards, Weingarten joins a chorus of concern about the push for Common Core standards and tests and their hasty implementation.

In May, Weingarten called for a moratorium on the stakes associated with the Common Core assessments—effectively requesting that no penalties be levied on teachers whose students fare poorly on the new tests—stating that when it comes to educational decision making, “they simply don’t get it in Washington.” She proposed at least one year of field testing the standards.

The first comment says: "Another reason to home school."  Right now the comment has 20 up votes.  The other three comments have 2 votes down, 2 up and 1 up.


Kathleen w said...

So glad we are not part of that mess!

Anonymous said...

You will be required to enter your children in the data mining which is attached to your obamacare medical records, all of which will be globally available. Furthermore if your child wishes to enter college they will be forced to take a common core aligned ACT.