January 6, 2018
An article below, printed in The Boston Herald, reports more sad evidence revealing that people who supported Common Core were absolutely wrong in thinking that Common Core was something good for our country. People fell for the Common Core talking points that it was only a vague standard, and not curriculum — with a carrot of “free” money from the government.
To find other blog pieces on Common Core on this site, search above next to the Spyglass or in the Table f Contents: “Bracken” “Dangers of Common Core” “Standardize” or “Peg Luksik.”
A 2013 Common Core Debate
A 2013 Common Core debate is linked in blog 0089_Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference_Dabate with Larua Boggs for Common Core, and Jim Stergios against Common Core (a transcript of the debate is in blog 0089).
An excerpt from the article below:
“These standards rely on process- and skills-based ideas, which brush aside knowledge of Western and English literary traditions,” remarked one of the Pioneer analysts, Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein.
“Instead, the new-age standards offer a heaping serving of multiculturalism, plus the preposterous notion of 21st century mathematics that renders obsolete, principles validated centuries ago. This is how the dumbing-down so beloved by social levelers proceeds.”