The people were told how brilliant the designers were, how precious the materials that were to be assembled, how fortunate the Emperor was to have those designers focusing their talents on their product. They had produced so well, so successfully and all were amazed with their talent. And so they went to work and soon all would see to their awe and amazement the product of their efforts.
And so the Emperor led the parade and the murmurs followed him, “How amazing,” “How brilliant,” “How simple, yet elegant,” because no one wished to be considered unsophisticated. Until the child’s voice piped up above all the murmurs, “The Emperor is Wearing No Clothes!”
Our children cry out for us to listen. It is time to quit repeating foolish approval of what is so obviously flawed. It doesn’t matter how much it cost us! How erudite the designers! Our children have only one chance at an education. It is time to pull the plug and return as fast as possible to traditional education that never stopped working in private schools unduped by the Left Wing controllers in the Department of Education and Colleges of Education across this country!
Watch out, folks. They’re changing the name again. Common Core is in such disrepute they have now changed the name to College and Careers or some such. Florida has renamed it “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.” That is the usual ploy when the public gets cued in on what is going wrong in our schools.
“People claiming the Sunshine Standards in Florida are a rebranding of Common Core aren’t far from the truth. Florida is leasing the majority of questions from Utah, which is a well-known rubber stamper of Common Core standards,” Punwasi says. “In Florida, they’re supposed to be a little more relaxed now that it’s no longer called Common Core even though it’s a carbon copy.”
Common Core-aligned assessments, PARCC and Smarter Balanced are also under threat in a number of states, with the majority of states not using the tests during this current testing cycle.
Alabama College and Career Ready Standards are the Common Core standards. Since adopting Common Core Alabama fell from 26 and rising to 51st with no place else to fall.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, as it is officially known, began in earnest in early 2009. The National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers drafted the standards, but the effort quickly became a Washington-centric one.
“The children belong to all of us,” former Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville recently stated. Likewise, according to MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry, “We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.”
But parents across the nations are seeing through the claims and are demanding that Common Core be ousted from our schools!
Perhaps the first thing parents notice is their children’s Math education through Common Core.
One Fourth Grade Teacher writes:
As a 4th grade teacher, I have tried teaching these new tools and models. It has added the number of steps and teaches the children to just be close. The ones who struggled with math struggle more now that there are extra tools to figure out and we mislead them by playing these little games of changing numbers and trying to figure out that 34 - 8 is actually 35 - 10 - 1 + 2. There are numerous more places for mistakes and the grades are actually dropping. The kids who do understand the new models actually make comments like, "of course you came up with a different answer, you solved it a different way than I did." They don't realize how the numbers relate to each other and that 24 time 17 is always the same, no matter which tool you use to solve it. If we just teach them what the numbers actually represent and require them to learn basic addition and subtraction so they can actually do the arithmetic portion of the problem, they will have a much better chance to succeed. Our students get dumber and dumber as we keep complicating basic subjects in an effort to find a magic bullet to replace actual learning.
Tea Party groups soon made Common Core a national rallying cry. In 2013, Glenn Beck took up the cause, declaring it “Communism—we are dealing with evil.” That April the Republican National Committee passed a resolution condemning Common Core as an “inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived ‘normal.’ ”
Phyllis Schlafly called Common Core an Obama scheme—in collaboration with book publishers and Gates—to “dumb down” schoolchildren, “indoctrinate them to accept the left-wing view of America,” engage in “active promotion of gay marriage,” and “dismantle moral society.” Bloggers warn that Common Core would allow the federal government to engage in wholesale data collection on schoolchildren—including iris scans—then sell the information “to the highest bidders.”
This is a story about the role Big Business has played in the war over Common Core: how a handful of executives helped turn a decades-old ambition for education reform into reality, their fumbling bewilderment at finding themselves assailed by opposition they didn’t expect or understand, and how they’ve regrouped and rallied to defend what they wrought. It’s a high-stakes conflict that has generated breathtaking political flip-flops and upended traditional alliances, turning natural bedfellows into bitter enemies. It has seen some of the nation’s foremost capitalists accused of promoting an “immoral,” “freedom-robbing,” “socialist agenda,” aimed at turning America’s children into “mindless drones for the corporate salt mines.” (http://fortune.com/common-core-stan...)
In other words, folks, there are many of us out there who are crying out with voices laced with emotion:
The Emperor is Wearing No Clothes!
If I Ruled the Schools
Tales from the Crypt. True stories of our Dead Schools.
The Truth about Phonics that will Help You Help Your Child! Whole Language: A Fraud Perpetrated upon Our Students. One of Many?
The Tragedy of the Math Mess and Another Way
MATH WARS. ONCE AGAIN INTO THE FRAY
COMMON CORE MATH
LEONARD COHEN HALLELUJAH PROJECT AT BAY HIGH SCHOOL AND ESTABLISHMENT RELIGION, SECULAR HUMANISM, IN OUR SCHOOLS
WHY SHOULD CONSERVATIVES, CHRISTIANS AND THE THE FAITH COMMUNITY BE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS? SUBSCRIBE TO THE PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD AND GET WASHINGTON POST FREE
THE GENEALOGY OF COMMON CORE: BILL GATES/UNESCO/ROBERT MULLER//ALICE BAILEY/LUCIS TRUST
PEACE EDUCATION? CONFLICT RESOLUTION? TEACHING TOLERANCE? COMMON CORE
TRADITIONAL OR PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION. DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE? HAS POLITICS AFFECTED YOUR CHILD'S MATH EDUCATION?
DELPHI TECHNIQUE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND THE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT CONVINCED A GULLIBLE PUBLIC TO BUY INTO COMMON CORE
COMMON CORE: PORNOGRAPHY 101
RADICAL POSSIBILITIES: YOUR CHILDREN
Response to AL.Com article "Alabama Superintendent Proposal to Raise Academic Standards."
THE CHICAGO CONNECTION TO COMMON CORE
MIDDLE SCHOOL AGENDA FOR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AS A PART OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
BEHAVIOR MODELS ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS
CULTURE WAR AND COMMON CORE
COMMON CORE MATH
TEACHERS AS LIBERATORS PRODUCE STUDENTS AS REVOLUTIONARIES https://sharmanbursonramsey.blogspot.com/2017/02/teachers-as-liberators-produce-students.html
SECULAR HUMANISM IS NOW THE RELIGION OF OUR SCHOOLS
COMMON CORE: THE EMPEROR IS WEARING NO CLOTHES
COMMON CORE=PETRI DISH FOR RADICALS
SOCIAL STUDIES AND COMMON CORE
Politics, Profits, Position, Power, and Prejudice published 1995
CONFLICT RESOLUTION OR POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION?
DELPHI TECHNIQUE, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, AND THE EDUCATION ESTABLISHMENT CONVINCED THE GULLIBLE NATION TO BUY INTO COMMON CORE
WHO DO WE HOLD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE FAILURE OF OUR SCHOOLS?
PUBLIC EDUCATION SHOULD EMPOWER PARENTS
CONSPIRACY THEORIES IN EDUCATION
THE CIVIL WAR IN EDUCATION
SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TAKE A KNEE
CAPSTONE EDUCATION (UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA) AND MY CONCERNS
RETARDING AMERICA THE IMPRISONMENT OF POTENTIAL
NOTE FROM ROBERT SWEET OF THE NATIONAL RIGHT TO READ FOUNDATION
MATH WARS. ONCE AGAIN INTO THE FRAY