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Common Core in public schools

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Has anyone else heard about this? I don't always agree with Glenn Beck, but this was interesting and alarming, IMO. I hadn't heard it before I watched this. Makes me glad I'm home educating.

http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/full-glenn-beck-show-on-common-core/

(Not sure why I can't make it clickable. The insert link is grayed out)

Carmen
"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11 NKJ

by on Mar. 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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JTROX
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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Yes.  Unfortunately, kids aren't being prepared for Ivy League now, with or without cc.  If we at least prepare for 2-4 year degree at general college level, which is what we should expect from most students, that is a start.  

Quoting hipmomto3:

bolded part - I agree. Even within a state, what is taught at each grade level varies between school systems.

I grew up going K-8 in one city, then moved to a neighboring county for the start of 9th grade, and was L-O-S-T in math! And I was a good (As and Bs) student in math all along - but the new school district taught math at a higher level each grade level, so that even by 10th grade, I was barely at 'average.' 

It would certainly make it easier for children who move around a lot, to have a more standard set of curricula. 

I also read one of the supposed "downsides" to CC is that it prepares students for 2-year colleges rather than Ivy League.... Um, Hello.... most people don't go to Ivy League schools. I am not saying the brightest shouldn't have that opportunity, but I think preparing high schoolers for a 2 year degree or even a 4 year degree at an 'average' state school is a good goal. 


Quoting JTROX:

It is more strenuous than other standards.  The purpose of cc is to have a more standard set of expectations for American students.  There is a lot of focus on 21st century skills and preparing kids for the real world/workforce.  Our school started working on cc starting with math.  It has been a big adjustment for kids, parents, and teachers.  I lot of work and covering topics sooner.

The idea behind cc is good.  I have compared different states and their standards.  Children are learning at different rates depending on what state they live in.   I think it is good to have a more generalized expectation of what level of education American students are receiving.  45 states have adopted the cc standards.

Quoting oredeb:

 jtrox what do you know about the cc?? what do you think about it?

Quoting JTROX:

Many states have accepted the common core standards.  We have started implementing them at my school.


 





QueenCreole313
by on Mar. 25, 2013 at 12:27 PM

The same thing happened to me! I think that's why I see the value in the Common Core. At least for 2 subjects: Math and English there will be some sort of consistency between states. And since more people move more often then they used to, I would think more people would see that value. 

It was a huge adjustment for me when we moved across the country in my 5th grade year. I was used to getting straight As and struggled for years before I was able to adjust to the differences. 

Quoting hipmomto3:

bolded part - I agree. Even within a state, what is taught at each grade level varies between school systems.

I grew up going K-8 in one city, then moved to a neighboring county for the start of 9th grade, and was L-O-S-T in math! And I was a good (As and Bs) student in math all along - but the new school district taught math at a higher level each grade level, so that even by 10th grade, I was barely at 'average.' 

It would certainly make it easier for children who move around a lot, to have a more standard set of curricula. 

I also read one of the supposed "downsides" to CC is that it prepares students for 2-year colleges rather than Ivy League.... Um, Hello.... most people don't go to Ivy League schools. I am not saying the brightest shouldn't have that opportunity, but I think preparing high schoolers for a 2 year degree or even a 4 year degree at an 'average' state school is a good goal. 


Quoting JTROX:

It is more strenuous than other standards.  The purpose of cc is to have a more standard set of expectations for American students.  There is a lot of focus on 21st century skills and preparing kids for the real world/workforce.  Our school started working on cc starting with math.  It has been a big adjustment for kids, parents, and teachers.  I lot of work and covering topics sooner.

The idea behind cc is good.  I have compared different states and their standards.  Children are learning at different rates depending on what state they live in.   I think it is good to have a more generalized expectation of what level of education American students are receiving.  45 states have adopted the cc standards.

Quoting oredeb:

 jtrox what do you know about the cc?? what do you think about it?

Quoting JTROX:

Many states have accepted the common core standards.  We have started implementing them at my school.


 





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