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Ted Cruz Wants Common Core Repealed

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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:03 PM
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Probably wouldn't be too much of a problem if Common Core was a law.

Federal govt has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core!

I look forward to his senate bill repealing common core. Who voted for this guy??




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: links234
Probably wouldn't be too much of a problem if Common Core was a law.

Federal govt has no business sticking its nose in education. We need to repeal every word of Common Core!

I look forward to his senate bill repealing common core. Who voted for this guy??


Repeal what, exactly? That's awesome.

I wonder if he'll try to repeal mimes, duck faces, and other abstract concepts next. Time to repeal tattoos and jelly beans!



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: links234

Maybe he meant to say obama care and auto correct got him


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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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Anyone with anysense who looks into common core will agree it should be taken out and shot!

A couple of examples, theres plenty, just visit youtube.





For those that dont know, schools were offered large sums of money if they used common core, but they had to sign a contract to get the money! Those that took the money are now stuck with common core.

Its dumbing down at its finest.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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Common Core standards and the types of teachings and curricula that have grown up around them are horrific. Welcome to the dumbing down of America.

They need to be tossed out. I have some education background, and I never thought I'd see things so far gone that I'd break our bank to keep my own kid out of public schools, but this did it.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: VoidHawk
Anyone with anysense who looks into common core will agree it should be taken out and shot!


The point is that Ted Cruz (educated by pre-common core curriculum) wants to repeal something that can't be repealed. It's like trying to unscrew a zipper.

Maybe if he had common core curriculum, he'd understand the difference.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo

AH but zippers CAN be replaced...



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: Cuervo

AH but zippers CAN be replaced...


But not by repealing it!



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:25 PM
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The Standards were linked to Federal Money through Race to the Top. So ... sure the states don't have to adopt them ... but they also don't really need that money for schools ... do they?

"That's a nice education program you have there ... sure would be a shame if anything happened to it ..."

Congress absolutely can and should stop linking the standards to money.
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posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: links234

Maybe he just misspelled it?




posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Cuervo

Or the concept of repeal is one most people understand even if technically incorrect and since Twitter and its 140 characters is his platform ... he used the easiest means to express his concept. I'm sure if it was a politician you agreed with you wouldn't be picking nits.

The concept is that the standards need to be tarred, feathered and run out of the country on a rail.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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this whole common core thing is odd to me. If people cared then stop living off state welfare using public schools, and check out the private schools. No family in my area is respected if they rob us of our food on our dinner tables by sending their children to a public school. Nothing is more disgraceful than a family who hates america so much they violate our traditions like Ted Cruz of sending children to a public school. Public school is like welfare since it robs all of us of our money to give to other people who just want to not work hard in life. The subject of these people using public schools always disgusted me.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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It is deeply concerning to me, that a man who is currently sitting on a subcomittee having to do with science, clearly does not understand the simplest thing about the other role he has, that of being enough of a politician to understand the terminology appropriate to his opinion.

LAWS are repealed. Educational standards are reconfigured. The man is a lummox. If the evidence of the words which have fallen from his lips are any evidence at all, this man is not fit to look after a box of rubber bands, let alone comment on education and science!

Now, for all I know he could be right to be less than impressed with Common Core. Educational standards are rarely aspirational, and are normally focused on guiding the student toward money, rather than toward awareness and nourishment of the mind. But if ones intent is to champion effective education, then one cannot start from a position of having NO basic intelligence what so ever, and Cruz exhibits only the surest signs of nincompoopery, making him an inappropriate candidate for that particular role.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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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 level.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:31 PM
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For those that missed my edit above.






For those that dont know, schools were offered large sums of money if they used common core, but they had to sign a contract to get the money! Those that took the money are now stuck with common core.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the largest-ever attempt in the United States to set unified expectations for what students in kindergarten through 12th grade should know and be able to do in each grade in preparation for college and the workforce. In short, the standards are meant to get every student in America on the same page.

www.npr.org...

This would be wonderful. . . except that not everyone is equal and can never be "on the same page" unless you dumb it down to the lowest common denominator.

So this effort to push unified expectations and standards should end and students should be taught to their individual ability and not to some arbitrary universal standard set well away from the children.

Caveat; Our son is home-schooled so we do not have to deal with any of this tripe.



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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You're probably right. I most likely wouldn't. Point taken and lesson learned.

But... if it were the other way around and this were Hillary Clinton or Obama, would you be nitpicking?



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:35 PM
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Scarecrow called and said he wants his brain back!



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:41 PM
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We need to return to teaching THE INDIVIDUAL amongst OTHER things...



posted on Mar, 16 2015 @ 04:43 PM
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originally posted by: SkepticOverlord
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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 level.


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 National Standards.

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 the result.

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.



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