The real threat of Common CORE Education

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  • matefrio

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    I have four kids in public schools. 2 in HS and 1 middle and 1 elementary.

    The real threat of common core is the parents no longer know how to teach their children at home according to the methods taught at school.

    This does one very dangerous things:

    Discredits the parent's ability to teach in the mind of the child. Dad, you can't do simple math?

    Another thing, if this was the only method taught I could learn and help my children. It's not though. My daughter learned no fewer than four methods to solve word problems depending on the school and teacher. She's confused now as there was no consistency with the methods.

    So my primary concern isn't how wrong they are getting their historical facts and such it's the wedge they are driving between parent and child.


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    Shotgun Jeremy

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    I REALLY wish there was a decent private school I could take my son to around here. The only private school I could find is a baptist school, and I really don't want him in a religious school.
     

    breakingcontact

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    More and more families are choosing home school and private school.

    As far as Common Core goes, Indiana which was once the poster child for it and its #1 proponent has recently backed away from it and looks to be pulling out.

    Common Core is just government education en masse to ensure a future work force of minimally competent employees and order followers.
     

    karlac

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    Common Core is just government education en masse to ensure a future work force of minimally competent employees and order followers.

    Actually HISD's publicly stated goal, almost word for word, during a school board meeting about ten years ago ... although they apparently couldn't spell "minimally", so left it out.
     

    breakingcontact

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    Public school = government school. Its plain and simple. I hate that we reject so much government in our lives but so many parents choose to send their kids to government school almost by default.

    Some are better than others, i get that. Kudos to those of you involved in your local public schools. Local control is huge and that is what common core is not. I also trust that many of you who use public schools know that those institutions are where schooling is conducted and you educate your kids on your own.

    Private school and home school are wonderful options. I respect that everyone isnt in a position to do either of these due to circumstances or finances. However, many people could find the room to afford one of these options if they would sacrifice lifestyle a bit. Also if a person really looks at private schools they run from outrageously priced to affordable for many middle class income families and many also offer scholarships or tuition subsidies for those who cant afford the whole tuition.

    So I promote private or home education first but agree public schools need to be locally controlled so I hope Common Core dies everywhere. It will emerge again just calls something else.
     
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