There are many reasons why Ohio parents, teachers and ultimately lawmakers are concerned about the adoption of Common Core. While the apparent rationale for states to adopt the Common Core was to raise the bar for students, many respected education experts argue that the academic content standards in math and language arts are less than rigorous and the new teaching methods are sub-par. Common Core was hurriedly crafted, implemented and tied to a promise of grants through the Race to the Top program. But today, budgets at the state and local school district levels are faced with a multitude of expenses that exceed any federal dollars received. More, the creation of a statewide longitudinal data system designed to track students from "cradle to career" is deeply disturbing and could compromise student privacy.<quoted text>
Oh, I don't know. Could I possibly be that teachers' hands are tied due to so many tests? Could it be because BOEs and legislators are making policies they are not equipped to make? Could he be because in the United States PARENTS aren't doing their jobs? To blame the teachers is simply idiotic.
I'm so glad my "aggressive attitude" is "duly noted." I was worried it wasn't coming across. Whew! It's so cute that you think I care what the likes of you and your cronies think.
The movement to implement Common Core appears to be nothing more than a back door attempt at a one-size-fits-all national education policy. If allowed to stand, state and local elected officials along with parents and teachers will essentially cede local control of curriculum and testing to unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington DC.