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FRONT PAGE  |  11/23/2017
TUESDAY, SEP 10, 2013  |  6 comments
The Common Core catastrophe in public schools

Don’t worry. They’re fixing education in America. Again.

The states have largely signed on to a national ‚ÄúCommon Core‚ÄĚ for public education to assure that all American children share a basic body of learning. This Common Core would, according to the Common Core Standards Initiative (CCSI) website, ‚Äúprovide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.‚ÄĚ Thus far, the standards apply to only language arts and mathematics. ...


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John Beechy  Find all comments by John Beechy
The catastrophe is the mere idea of school.
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News Item9/11/13 3:19 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Jim Lincoln wrote:
No, Mike, it comes out the minds of educators across the country and of course colleges of Education. The government just supported what was long there. Hey, just like the slaves of the antebellum South, the modern Republican kid can't be educated -- he might start thinking!
Ah Jim, it was the Obama voters who set aside their thinking and emoted their way into the voting booth. They still don't get it.

Maybe we can dress the students in grey to fit in with the other students dressed in grey. We could call it "Common Clothes." Now if we could just find some little red pamphlet they could carry in their pocket...

Educators?

I hear when you only have your left eye open for a long time, your depth perception goes awry. Is that true?

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News Item9/11/13 2:11 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
No, Mike, it comes out the minds of educators across the country and of course colleges of Education. The government just supported what was long there. Hey, just like the slaves of the antebellum South, the modern Republican kid can't be educated -- he might start thinking!
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News Item9/10/13 4:04 PM
Mike | New York  Find all comments by Mike
Scott McMahan wrote:
Don't waste your time reading this lame article. Whoever wrote it needs to learn how to write a persuasive essay. He never gets around to explaining what is catastrophic about having common standards. (Does he want to abolish ANSI? Federal currency?)
I didn't read it, but can comfortably say that common education "standards" out of the minds of Washington bureaucrats, may well lead to common-minded students. Isn't the purpose of education not commonality of outcome, but to bring students up to their individual capability?
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News Item9/10/13 1:37 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Scott McMahan wrote:
Don't waste your time reading this lame article. Whoever wrote it needs to learn how to write a persuasive essay. He never gets around to explaining what is catastrophic about having common standards. (Does he want to abolish ANSI? Federal currency?)
Scott,
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News Item9/10/13 11:57 AM
Scott McMahan | Internet  Find all comments by Scott McMahan
Don't waste your time reading this lame article. Whoever wrote it needs to learn how to write a persuasive essay. He never gets around to explaining what is catastrophic about having common standards. (Does he want to abolish ANSI? Federal currency?)
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