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Common Core in our schools? Poor standards lead to a poor education.

I am a little curious as to why ANYBODY still thinks Common Core is a good set of standards for our kids ?  Seriously... anybody?
      It has been completely trashed by some of the same respected educators that once championed it, like Carol Burris here on Long Island, Dianne Ravitch,  Sandra Stotsky and James Milgram nationally.
       If so many high powered educators are abandoning Common Core, why do our Regents and State Ed, department  still think it is any good ??
Allison White January 05, 2014 at 09:22 PM
IMHO the short answer is money and politics. For a more detailed answer you might read Diane Ravitch's book, Reign of Error. Please also read and consider signing this petition http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/protect-new-york-state to Stop the New York State Education Department (NYSED) from sharing confidential information without parental consent and violating the privacy rights of students and parents. Unfortunately, Student Data Privacy and the rights of parents also seem to have become victims of money and politics.
JohnC January 15, 2014 at 02:54 PM
Any idea on how this impacts us in PW. Locally not Nationally.. Deserving of respect for her tireless work as Education Historian, Ravitch's views are not without contradiction. Re: Reign of ()Error.. I'm just curious as to how Draconian Common Core implementation really is? Teacher's measured by accountability...like us. No more 400 page union contracts ......like us The Title (Reign of error) evokes a warning that the atrocities of the French Revolution will ultimately be a result of citizens choosing Common Core. [French Revolution's, Reign of Terror: its most violent and turbulent phase when one party seized control of the National Convention from the more moderate party and instituted a series of radical measures, including the establishment of a new calendar and the eradication of Christianity.] [They also unleashed the bloody Reign of Terror (“la Terreur”), a 10-month period in which suspected enemies were guillotined by the thousands. Many of the killings were carried out by the draconian Committee of Public Safety.] Really??, Where would Be-headings take place in Port? Town Dock? Execution Lighthouse? Uncle Giuseppes? What actually applies to PDubs ?... not exactly the Nations Drop-out factory, So utilizing Common Core will still be fatal? 1.DEFINITE lower School taxes--keep Senior Citizens born and raised here ! Others?

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