Obama's Common Core curriculum and th...

Obama's Common Core curriculum and the dumbing down of our children

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Since: Mar 13

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#1 Aug 19, 2013
The new federally mandated public school curriculum is making waves. Check out this "accepted" math problem: 3x4=11
This is accepted since, as an instructor says, it’s alright if a student says 3 x 4 = 11. What matters, the instructor says, is not the right answer, but a good explanation of the “reasoning” behind whatever answer the child chooses to give. Instead of a teacher explaining what the student did wrong, or better yet, have a student who got it right, explain how he/she arrived at the correct answer. The sole purpose of Common Core is to not "upset" the children. Traditional English Literature is being replaced with shorter, "informational texts". So students will read such inspiring materials as studies by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the EPA’s “Recommended Levels of Insulation,” and “Invasive Plant Inventory” by California’s Invasive Plant Council. It is doubtful that reading federal reports will teach students the habits of critical thinking and skepticism of government that the Founders considered essential to maintaining a free republic. Dear God! Give me a break! What kid will want to read this crap? Public education was already on the decline, but this is going to put an end to schooling as we know it. Teachers are already dealing with kids who are not held accountable for their bad behavior, mostly due to the fact that parents are not held accountable first. In Common Core, expectations are held at a low level so that children won't feel bullied into giving correct answers. They are allowed to form answers according to their feelings and opinions. Many of the textbooks being used in CC have been found to include a great many errors. Chronology and timelines are completely wrong. So how will this help our children? Evolution, or as I like to call it "evolution" has been a part of education for many, many decades. But now our kids will be subjected to "climate change" myths as well. There is absolutely not proof that climate change is a bad thing or that we're responsible for it! Every one hundred years or so our climate changes. It's a "natural" occurrence that is being used to make a buck and control the masses. Either way, Common Core, like most Obama backed projects, is a real loser. Parents need to stand up and take action.

Since: Mar 13

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#2 Aug 19, 2013
Evil-lution!
tsagsag

Covington, LA

#3 Sep 14, 2013
we are in this ditch because of George Bush's no child left behind policies that push standardized testing..not obama..get your head out of your rect...they want whites and blacks to fight because our common denominator is that we are poor..we ain't nothing but slaves to this day.

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