Common Core is an educational fad which is determined to make the children of this country as stupid as humanly possible.
That’s the only conclusion at which a reasonable person could arrive.
It’s described this way:
“The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt,” says the website. “The standards are designed to ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit bearing entry courses in two or four-year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.”
It is, at its heart, an egalitarian movement designed to make everyone equally stupid:
“Common Core was developed by two national organizations, it’s adoption incentivized with billions in federal funding and waivers from the onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind, and the national tests funded with federal grants,”
And meant to take parents out of the process of
“But most concerning, Common Core removes the ability of parents and teachers to direct academic content and will have a homogenizing effect on the educational choices available to families,” Burke said.
The Daily Caller has done a great job documenting the sheer idiocy of Common Core.
Here is the homework assignment for a third grader:
Here is a kindergarten worksheet:
There are more examples at the link.
And what could be the worst math question in history:
Common Core allows for the possibility that three times four could be eleven:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0VxxoCrNo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
Here is the launch of a Common Core-math-based rocket:
An Arkansas mother destroys Common Core:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZEGijN_8R0[/youtube]
Common Core isn’t really about teaching. It’s about indoctrination of your kids:
A curriculum developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics includes all of the above, all provided on the illuminations.nctm.org website, which claims to be the
“primary contributor of resources for teaching and learning mathematics for grades pre-K—12.”
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics will be holding a conference April 9-12 in New Orleans where they will be discussing
“such crucial issues as formative assessment in the common core state standards, number and operations, social justice, teaching computational fluency with understanding, leveraging technology, and supporting new teachers.” [Emphasis added]
Social Justice? During math?
Be sure to read it all.
But what really catches your attention is one panelist, Paul Reville, saying
“the children belong to all of us.”
Hmmm. And came this:
But Jennifer Davis, co-founder and president of the National Center on Time and Learning who moderated the panel at CAP, told CNSNews.com that teachers are “truly embracing” Common Core. “On the teacher side, I mean, all of the work were doing all over the country we’re finding teachers truly embracing and knowing that Common Core is important for their children and for their future in their schools,” Davis said, adding at one point, “It takes a village” to get this kind of education reform accomplished.
Interesting. Jim Jones had a village too. And they were his kids. And he also knew better than the parents what to do with those kids.