One of the things I’ve learned as a parent first, and as a teacher in our home second, is that our children are different. I don’t think this is a big revelation for anyone with more than one child. But as far as the state is concerned, it might just as well be living under a rock. The state sees education from a paper doll mentality. All it’s “customers” are cut from the same piece of paper, and look exactly alike. Please don’t confuse this approach to education with the state’s divide-and-conquer mentality about those over which it rules. Keeping citizens in an uproar and angry over skin color and income is not education.
But in the end, that’s how the state does approach everything, and that’s also why the state is not very good at much. If one person does something wrong it responds by making laws that take liberty from all. It doesn’t feel the need to punish evil, only make more innocent people into criminals using nothing more than ink and pin. When its report card looks really really rotten, it responds by starting a new program, like Common Core, that assumes that every child rolled off some assembly line somewhere, all the while touting their “diversity” interestingly enough.
This is also true with the schoolhouse. When its report card looks really really rotten, it responds by starting a new program for every child, like Common Core, that assumes that every child rolled off some assembly line somewhere, all the while touting their “diversity” interestingly enough. If they really believed in diversity, as I do, they would know that their one-size-fits-all solutions were not solutions, but rather are causes for the need for ever more “solutions”.
So we have this story:
From the article:
The “one-size-fits-all” national standards are underserving American children. It is nearly impossible, and does a great disservice to future generations, to demand uniformity and place restrictions on the classroom that assumes one “best practice.”
Each child’s unique abilities require variation in teaching styles and curriculums. Common Core limits a parent’s say in their child’s curriculum, making the possibility of an education suited to his needs a near impossibility. Unfortunately, this report indicates that in an attempt to create uniform standards for achievement, Common Core fails to create the building blocks necessary to prepare aspiring students for college-level work.
Fail! And predictably so. But is it really failing? Well, that depends on what its goals were. If those goals were to prepare children for life and college, the state fails horribly. But if its goals are to create serfs, then they are successful beyond their wildest dreams.
That’s one problem I have with articles like this. They never question the state’s goals. They assume that the parents and the state’s goals are the same. But they’re not. With the state’s goals, it really doesn’t matter that each child is unique. For their purposes, they don’t have to be concerned about such things. In fact, when it’s done with your child their main goal is that he will be walking and thinking lock step with the confederation of evil.
But if you want your child to enter his unique calling, and become who God meant for him or her to be, then your best bet is to forgo what we in this house call “The Democrat Factory”, which is that flat-roofed, windowless building you see in the center of every neighborhood.