posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:43 PM
originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
a reply to: links234
OMG! What an idiot. Common Core is not federal, it's an initiative of the National Governors Association. It's not federal, it's state
No, it is a federal initiative linked to Obama's Race to the Top. State's get access to plum money if they implement the Common Core Standards. This
makes it a federal program. In fact while you are technically correct that it was a Governor's Association thing, it was done to have a set of
And the stuff that is being taught is a nightmare, not actually good learning at all. You can find examples of it all over.
They expect kids who aren't yet capable of it to learn abstract reasoning. And it's not that they aren't capable because they're dumb, it's
because they aren't developmentally capable yet. But the standards for their grade level contain all kinds of abstract reasoning words as if little
1st and 2nd grade kids are going to start reasoning abstractly because the curriculum tells the teacher they should.
Kids now get points for the wrong answer if they show their work, but no points for the right answer if they don't show any work. Explain how that
works. You're right if you're wrong, but never right if you're just right. So the lesson is that it's only the process that's important and not
They read exemplar texts that are written by authors of every ethnicity, but it's too bad those authors suck at writing. Oh and the books contain
explicit scenes. The second I could almost live with IF the actual writing was actually good writing, but it's not.
And because so many of the states do Common Core, the odds are that the texts in even none Common Core states will reflect the most common Common Core
stuff because the big text manufacturers only produce a few books and those will cater to the largest states which are all Common Core.
And did I mention the endless testing and assessments that come with it? All the teachers do is teach to the test and the standards specify that class
must all move on as a body, so they either do not move on until everyone gets it OR they leave kids behind. I know this because of both the input from
our current daycare and my sister's experiences. Her middle son has both attention issues and a speech impediment and Common Core methods are killing
him this year in his first full year of it.