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Tennessee Senior Speaks out on Common Core (viral video)

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posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 11:12 AM
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This young man spells it out so clearly as to what is wrong with the common core curriculum. I wonder how many teachers loathe this program.





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posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 01:18 PM
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just smart enough to operate the machine but dumb enough not to ask why they should.



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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Smart kid.
He's like a little Mario Savio who also directed aim at the educational process being a production line (the machine). I absolutely agree with this young man that the best education is one that frees the mind and opens it to inquiry and not one that simply measures the memorization of facts. Don't get me wrong in that both are important as how we progress is based off of the knowledge of our forebears but once we shift the focus from fostering inquisitiveness, which is the source of progress, and switch it to mere memorization, then we stagnate.



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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Dude, I read the title "Tennessee Senior Speaks out on Common Core (viral video)" and thought senior meant senior citizen.



Everything I've heard (some from teachers) is indisputably negative in regards to common core. I hope this video is seen by as many as people as possible, even though the speaker speaks very fast, he sounds intelligent and gets his point across.



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 03:55 PM
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Dude, I read the title "Tennessee Senior Speaks out on Common Core (viral video)" and thought senior meant senior citizen.



Everything I've heard (some from teachers) is indisputably negative in regards to common core. I hope this video is seen by as many as people as possible, even though the speaker speaks very fast, he sounds intelligent and gets his point across.


LOL, I guess I should have made it high school senior. Oh well, glad you liked it. Yes, the word needs to get out, and more parents need to understand their kids are being given information to regurgitate and not given a love for learning.

I was very blessed to go to an "elite" boarding school, and we were given this love for learning. Our lectures were interesting, and on more than one occasion the bell would ring and none of us would get up as we were so involved in the topic and discussion. I hope my children get this experience, and I augment their education every week with information and interesting topics. They are used to it, but many I think would not bother. I want my children to question everything and think.



posted on Nov, 15 2013 @ 04:05 PM
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He certainly had the enthusiastic support of the crowd who I would assume were teachers.
Well spoken young man!
Regimented methods beget regimented people.
Might as well be stamping out androids instead of teaching common core - which incidentally is chock full of globalist memes like "world citizenship" and "social justice".
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posted on Nov, 16 2013 @ 04:28 AM
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This is exactly the problem with mainstream education in both the US and the UK. Granted, the differences in the way that schooling is funded and managed are clear between the two, but the obsessive data collection, the way that data structures are used to create new policy, the way success is measured... they are starkly similar in an awful lot of ways.

I personally felt stifled and held back by the educational environment when I was a kid, even leaving aside the particular ideosyncrasies of the facilities that I attended (violence, funding problems, poor administration, and so on). The issue of freeing minds, as the young gentleman so eloquently put it, was never even considered by the staff, board, and governing agencies of the schools I attended. Everything was focused toward getting a grade, rather than getting interested.

I find it sad that in America, the land of the free, that education can have turned down the same Orwellian path, can have become little more than a route by which one ends up becoming a product, whose sole purpose is to produce. Education, becoming educated, is a process which works best when it engages the student, fires their neurons in a fashion which engenders a desire to see the process repeated, and enables the student to see the benefit of learning more.

So few facilities actually offered such education when I was a lad here in the UK, and it is a shame that the aspirations and interests of students in the US are being eroded in such a familiar way.



posted on Dec, 6 2013 @ 10:11 AM
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Spot on, young man! Well said!

Ok lol I am a senior citizen who will speak out, too. I did post comments already here (ATS) thread and here (ATS thread).

I have to be off line for a few days, but I will return to add new thoughts. I will leave this for now .... Sandronsky: Political Favors, Cronyism, And Cash in Sacramento: When ALEC, the Walton Family Foundation, and Pearson throw their money around, politicians become good at catching.

Also from above, you'll find the California-Tennessee connection ...

One of the states where StudentsFirst operates is Tennessee. There, Rhee’s ex-husband, Kevin Huffman, is a GOP governor’s appointed state head of public schools.

lol Watch who Michelle Rhee marries; if she and a new husband arrive in your state, don't let her stay!




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