April 4, 2018
Bill Gates funded Common Core possibly to the tune of $2 billion. He has admitted that his Common Core implementation in schools across the country, not only failed to raise the academic accomplishments of students in the United States, but the results have worsened markedly.
Even sadder is the fact that, for the first time in our country’s history, a curriculum standard has been made federal — Common Core was established as federal law, in December 2015, through the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Read about Congress’ vote in Blog 0057 on this website.
You can also search for this article by typing “0057” in the search box at the top of this page (next to the “spy glass”). Search for other ESSA articles on this website.
Stop the national intrusion into our local education
Isn’t it about time to stop pushing standardized education, and let states, local school districts, parents, and schools decide what they want their students to learn. Our National Standards are based on Type #2 education. See the comparison of Type #1 and Type #2 education on the home page of this website. Also see another online comparison at: http://www.educationviews.org/comparison-types-education-type-1-traditional-vs-type-2-cscope-common-core/
Type #2 has been and is a total failure, for our children, and for our country. Common Core is Type #2 education on steroids.
Below you can read parts of one article published last month about this sad state of education in our country.
“Once upon a time” the United States of America led the world academically – before the push for federally-controlled standards and curriculum. Continue reading