Success speaks for itself. Failure is difficult to hide. But intentional failure needs an army of liars. If common core was successful no one would be unhappy about that. You wouldn’t have scholars and educators, who at their core still believe in the system, warning that there is a serious problem. But that’s exactly what’s happening with common core, yet the institution marches relentlessly onward toward its objective of turning your child into a moron, ready for serfdom.
Here we have an excellent article, one of many burning up the internet.
“The Common Coreis supposed to be improving state standards in education, but its bigger effect has been a comprehensive dumbing down of American education at every level, from kindergarten through graduate school,” Peter Wood, president of theNational Association of Scholars, said in an interview with CNSNews.com.
Wood is a co-author of Drilling Through the Core: Why Common Core is Bad for American Education, published in September by Pioneer Press. The book includes Wood’s history of the Common Core controversy and critical essays by more than a dozen mathematicians and English scholars.
“The major criticism coming from the scholars is that it’s lowered standards in both math and English language arts, the two parts of the K-12 curriculum that the Common Core covers,” Wood told CNSNews.com.
“When the Common Core was being put in place, there was a large promise that it would be ‘internationally benchmarked’, meaning the standards would be as high or higher than the highest standards found around the world. And if you go into Common Core materials, you will still find that phrase.
“But the math standards are set way below all of the Asian nations, and the U.S. language arts standards are not matched to international standards,” Wood pointed out.
So keep this in mind for the next time someone tells you you’re not qualified to teach your own child. If you love your child you can teach your child.
So here’s a test question for you. How do you know when the institution has outgrown its “customers” in power and scope? The answer, when it does what it damn well pleases with your children, as we can see in this excerpt from the article:
“I started writing about Common Core in 2009 before the standards themselves had actually been adopted and the public backlash was something I anticipated because the public never got the chance to assess it until after it was already implemented,” Wood told CNSNews.com. “Bringing the primary stakeholders in only after the bridge is built is highly questionable public policy.”
Yes, highly questionable indeed, unless it’s power trumps yours, then it’s not questionable at all but typical.