The Common Core

The Common Core, a set of standards for kindergarten through high school, as  an early adopter of the new standards, released results from reading and math exams showing that less than a third of students passed.

 

The past 40 years of the busing experiment has failed as children have been reduced to widgets to take multiple choice tests. They memorize the answers and then forget them all to make good marks on tests so the system rewards keep coming.

 

In real education one size does not fit all and teachers have to treat each student as an individual perhaps be a mentor rather than an administrator of spoon feeding and testing. Teachers have had their hands tied because of teacher evaluations based on testing. Teaching as learned in college has became more of a production line rather than nurturing the nation’s youth to be knowledgeable and pursue wisdom.

 

When corporations used their lobby money to create a society of workers/consumers they did not think of who would lead. Public school should not be training for a job that cuts training costs for anyone can hire and train a worker. We are using tax money to fund corporate training which is not giving our children a fighting chance to be quality human individuals. What public schools are needed for is to open the world to young people to understand the responsibilities of being free and having liberty to control your own life and be a responsible citizen.

 

We should expect more for our hard earned tax dollar.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/education/new-education-standards-face-growing-opposition.html?hp

3 Responses to “The Common Core”

  1. Lisa says:

    Testing the new Common Core skills will be by computer because they finally found out the multiple choice does not evaluate skills. But needing a computer for life is the goal of transhumanism.

    Transhumanism is an international cultural and intellectual movement with an eventual goal of fundamentally transforming the human condition by developing and making widely available technologies to greatly enhance human intellectual, physical, and psychological capacities. Transhumanist thinkers study the potential benefits and dangers of emerging technologies that could overcome fundamental human limitations, as well as study the ethical mattersinvolved in developing and using such technologies. They predict that human beings may eventually be able to transform themselves into beings with such greatly expanded abilities as to merit the label “posthuman”

    Is this where we want humanity to go?

  2. Lisa says:

    The common core agenda is in knowing why you give an answer but is this just another trained response? Anyone has reasons how they got to a false answer but why is common core not focused on preparing children to identify fallacy and seek wisdom? Can the public education system be trusted?

  3. Lisa says:

    This year, teachers, students and parents from a Seattle high school refused to administer or take a standardized test. In response, the Seattle schools superintendent now says schools can choose not to administer the tests.

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