In a recent conversation with a friend of mine who is against common core, I happen to say that common core was fine with me. This may shock many of you because many of you know my stance on public schools. But yes I am fine with common core. I have read a bit about it and have looked at what is required of children and much of it is different then how we have conducted education in the past but over all it is not that different from the way things have been. Children still learn all the basic educational requirements such as math, english and so on.
It is nicely set up so that the curriculum is country wide, there for where ever you go your kid will always have the same standards and last of all it produces the ability for all school districts to show how they compare with each other. All the things I have listed are all good things. It makes life pretty easy on teachers and hey they can even get unique books to fulfill their requirements. Sure the methodology isn’t always the best, but hey who ever said that all things have to stay the same.
Video: Common core opponent
The woman in this video seems to point something out about this new system that seems as though common core is some kind of system meant to take down children.What the video really points out and what so many parents are starting to realize is that the education system we have has turned into a one size fits all. Maybe back in the day people thought that each teacher could select their own curriculum and then inspire their students to rise above the fray. But this illusion has been shattered. Their little Suzy isn’t getting a specially crafted curriculum, no they are getting some arbitrary system thrown at them. This is why so many have been rudely awaken and they don’t know what to do about it.
To me this is what real public education is. It is nothing but a factory worker, soldier model meant to crank out people who don’t think (too much) who react to a bell and shuffle about quickly to their class rooms and never ever question anything they are taught. It is how we were taught and our parents before. It is a complete failure of imagination that we can put our kids in a 9-5 education where they learn very little for them to be able to get a job. We don’t need more academics, factory workers or soldiers. So for that reason I am fine with this education system cause it shows the real nature of our modern education system. As for me, I will home school mine.
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