If you are paying attention to education you may have seen mention of something called Common Core Curriculum (CCC). This is portrayed as a grass roots attempt to improve education. In reality it is another move by the elites to take over public education for the social engineering that socialism demands. If you follow what is going on you will see a power grab by the central authorities that may not seem as dramatic as Obamacare but will have more damaging results.
I continue to look at the claims and actions of CCC.
From the website the Mission Statement reads like this.
“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”This sounds very noble but it is just jargon. Consider the first sentence. We already have “a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn.” In California it was called the California Content Standards. Although I would tweak them, I would tweak anything, and they are basically solid.
Parents already know what to do to help students. They act like they don’t because that would require them to own responsibility but they know. Can you believe that some administrators tell me that some parents don’t understand that the child is supposed to bring pencil and paper to school? Really? After being in school for six years? Really? I am not naive enough to believe that. It is like parents not understanding that their kid has to wear clothes to school.
The problem is not that we don’t know but that we don’t admit.
To be continued...
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