This fall I will begin my student teaching assignment to become a physics and chemistry teacher for high school. I remember being told that the purpose of Common Core was to benefit the student from Omaha whos family moved to Baltimore, or visa versa – that they would both learn the same information and neither be at a disadvantage. Sounds great, but this has not been done right, it seems to me that there is something else going on here (and I realize that that makes me look like Capt. Obvious!). Yet, I guess I am naive because I connot understand why we would pourpopsely want our children, our future, to be ignorant – unless it is to make them sheep.
Common Core’s creation rest in the hands of Jim Hunt, a liberal-progressive democrat and former governor of North Carolina. “In the 1970s Governor Hunt was a supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and, with his wife Carolyn, he urged its approval by the state legislature (which failed to ratify it by two votes). Hunt was an early proponent of teaching standards and early childhood education, gaining national recognition for the Smart Start program for pre-kindergarteners. In 2000 he was mentioned as a possible Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States or Education Secretary for Al Gore had Gore been successful in the 2000 presidential race. 2004 Democratic nominee Sen. John Kerry was likewise considering Hunt for Vice President or Secretary of Education had he won, and he was considered a candidate to be Barack Obama's Secretary of Education.
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“Savvy policymakers understand that adoption of standards is merely the first step in designing an education system.”
The National Academies of Science is also heavily involved…
“How will the framework link to the Common Core standards? A key purpose for the framework is to serve as the basis for new science education standards. The framework lays out broadly the core ideas and practices that s
June 27, 2013 at 7:52pm
The teachers are compelled to conform to this garbage. Some may love it, most don’t.
June 27, 2013 at 7:31pm
VaMan, it seems to me that you are woefully ignorant of the sucesses many homeschoolers and the depth of many homeschool curricula. You may disagree with what theBlaze is reporting, but it seemes obvious to me that you have not been paying very close attention to this topic – apparently willingly.
Indeed... it's always nice to hear from the lowest common denominator...
October 27, 2012 at 2:45pm
I really don’t like the President, but this is just ridiculous! It was very convenient of the doctor to hold his fingers so close to the baby and the nurse to cut the cord at TWO places and leave the afterbirth within. There are thing a lot more serious and legitimate to nail BHO on than this!
October 27, 2012 at 10:17am
This was the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA in Libya, our direct representative, not just some pencil-pusher! We have gone to war for less! There are things in place and assets that were ready and available that would have arrived in time to save these people. The more information that I hear, the more I realize that the ONLY one who could have refused these people help – made the command decision – is the President! All that is going on now is obfuscation and CYA! And the worst of it all is that the ones who need to be held accountable for this will not be – not in this life, anyway. For the first time in my life, I am witnessing something truly treasonous.
September 28, 2012 at 2:07am
I graduated HS in ’79, retired out of the Navy in ’02, now I’m currently studying to be a HS science (physics) teacher. I feel fortunate that the school I attend isn’t indoctrinating me and my goal as a teacher is to begin to get my students to think critically about the world around them. Films like this and “Waiting for Superman” truly show the problems that are taking place in our schools. It is my hope that I can make a difference, to bring about change. It has to happen from the inside as well as from parents and the community. There REALLY are some major problems that need fixing.