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That's not exactly an unbaised source, d. It's a rightwing outlet. You know that.
And private foundations have put in millions.
Did you miss the middle four pages of the thread?
That isn't the point.
And how do you expect the kids to get to these "schools" if they don't exist in dangerous ghettos, there is no family car, and the bus lines don't go there?
And again: What is wrong with English and Math standards?
Which is preferable: Secular Education or Theocracy?
as I and others have shown, there is more to the current and proposed state of public education in the US than setting English and Math standards, which we already have.
In many cities in the USA, the secular public schools aren't safe to go to. There is no way kids can learn in them when there is so much distraction from the violence and drugs and sex .... etc etc.
you are using a propaganda disinformation flaming conservative website that is patently advertising to FIGHT COMMON CORE.
How is PARCC funded?
PARCC is funded through a $186 million grant through the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top assessment program to support the development and design of the next-generation assessment system. (Source)
The answer is to fix the distractions/problems that lie OUTSIDE of school's power - poverty, violence, crime, etc.
You used a quote from a site that is promoting Common Core
You're falling for conservative disinformation.
the Feds are using tax payer dollars to promote their program.
The answer is not more mandates, more bureaucracy, more theories like "Whole Brain Teaching", and less choice. It's as simple as that.
That would be a big step towards improvement, instead of cutting art and music, cut the damn parasites off.
The Feds have always used tax dollars to provide public education! These standards aim to improve outcomes - and you have a problem with that, and I don't know why.
Do away with public education? That's preposterous. Then millions of kids wouldn't be in school at all, if it was a 'discretionary' expense and based only on "demand."
The govt also gives grants for mass transit lines. My city received one - based on the proposal sent in.
Is that federal demonic totalitarian control also?
You guys calling for a 'vouchers only' system seem to forget that it would take a tremendous amount of "bureaucracy" to make sure those 'vouchers' are actually used for their intended purpose.
you posting something from a pro-Common Core website that claimed that the Feds had nothing to do with Common Core,
If everyone has a voucher to send their kids to school, who's going buy one? And it's not like everyone would be handed a little card that said "Gift Certificate - One Year's Tuition", accredited schools would just be reimbursed for the tuition of qualified students.