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Common Core standards. Another "gift" from the federal government. As an educator anytime someone out of the classroom comes up with an idea, I get nervous. The further they are away from the actual classroom with real live students the more dangerous the directive. Common Core Standards fits right in with all the other "great ideas" from those who don't know or should know better. Rachel Alexander has written a great peace entitled
"Common Core: What's Hidden Behind the Language".
are in an uproar over Common Core, an educational curriculum being
forced upon the states by the Obama administration, which is
scheduled to be mostly implemented this year in the 46 states that
have adopted it. Common Core eliminates local control over K-12
curriculum in math and English, instead imposing a one-size-fits-all,
top-down curriculum that will also apply to private schools and
it sounds good. It creates universal standards that supposedly
educate all children for college. But along with the universal
standards come a myriad of problems, which the administrators of
Common Core are disingenuously denying. The American Principles
Project released an analysis last
year of Common Core, exposing the duplicitous language. Common Core
describes itself as “internationally benchmarked,” “robust,”
“aligned with college and work expectations,” “rigorous,” and
“evidence-based.” None of this is true.