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#3370971 - 09/23/13 10:45 AM Most Americans know nothing about Common Core
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Most Americans know nothing about Common Core

Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com) Monday, September 23, 2013




A new poll reveals that most Americans have no idea what the Common Core Standards involve even though it will hugely impact their children and taxes.

Forty-five states have adopted the Common Core Standards. But a Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup poll on Americans' attitudes toward public education reveals that 62% are clueless when it comes to knowing what the standards are. Brittany Corona with the Heritage Foundation discusses the problem with that scenario.

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“The scariest thing about the Common Core initiative right now is that 62% of American citizenry has no idea what is going on in the schools,” she tells OneNewsNow. “But of that 62%, the majority of them are going to have their children subjected to the common core standard very soon.”

She says many of the families who are taking notice don't like what they’re learning about Common Core.

“The best thing that parents and teachers can do is start to question their own Board of Education, start questioning their own State Department of Education, and ask them what exactly are the stipulations connected to the Common Core national consortia that their children are going to be subjected to very soon,” Corona says.

Corona emphasizes that this is yet another top-down approach to education reform that state officials adopted without prior examination because of the lure of stimulus funding.

http://onenewsnow.com//education/2013/09...re#.UkBj6ozD_RY


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#3371290 - 09/23/13 02:29 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: MUP]
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Wonder if the father that was recently arrested for asking questions at a Maryland school board meeting could use Brittany Corona's thoughts as a defense at his trial?
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#3371652 - 09/23/13 07:39 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: Hangnail]
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#3372023 - 09/23/13 10:27 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: 94user]
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No one freak out, but what in the world is Common Core? I know it's got something to do with public school curriculum but beyone that, im lost. Any good links or info would be much appreciated.
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#3372039 - 09/23/13 11:24 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: DirtyBear0311]
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 Originally Posted By: DirtyBear0311
No one freak out, but what in the world is Common Core? I know it's got something to do with public school curriculum but beyone that, im lost. Any good links or info would be much appreciated.


I'm in the same boat. "Good links," i.e., objective links that do not have a strong agenda, is the key phrase here.
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#3372082 - 09/24/13 05:01 AM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: Bambi Buster]
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Absolutely, the more information the better, just that it's kinda hard to get answers when you can apparently get arrested for asking the questions.
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#3372231 - 09/24/13 08:18 AM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: MUP]
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The best most simple example I've seen about Common Core was shown on ABC News a couple weeks ago.

One of the questions on a school test was;

4 X 7 = ?

The girl put down

11

The girl scored 100% A+.

She was graded on "effort" rather than the "right answer". The thinking is if she saw the question as

4 + 7

then the answer would have indeed been 11 so they let her answer stand as right.

Down to it's very base level, in Common Core, EVERYBODY is right, everybody gets a trophy.

If you want more complex answers we will have to do some REAL research since most of those search engines will send you to the "pro" common core sites and they will try to BS their way.

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#3372584 - 09/24/13 01:29 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: Wildcat]
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I think it is a good thing.
It would be good for students in all 50 states to learn the same basic skills of English, Science and Math.

here is a link from the state of tennesse
http://www.tncore.org/about_common_core.aspx



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#3372665 - 09/24/13 02:42 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: savageman]
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As I understand it.....

The common core is like no child left behind on steroids. The Federal government basically takes over the schools with this program.

Having minimum achievement levels is not the problem. Dumbing down the curriculum is. Add in the indoctrination programs and it gets downright scary.

Once a school accepts common core money, they loose almost all say in what is taught in the school. Parents become mostly irrelevant.

Its my understanding that Warren Co Tn schools get 40-60% of their operating money from the Feds and they are all about getting a few extra bucks by adopting common core.

Most of the parents have never heard of common core and those that have, only got the "its going to be great and we get FREE federal money! " line. The ones that have heard of it and done extensive research are loosing their minds about how bad it is.

Two veteran teachers I have spoken with are considering running for school board to try and block it.
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#3372692 - 09/24/13 02:55 PM Re: Most Americans know nothing about Common Core [Re: savageman]
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 Originally Posted By: savageman
I think it is a good thing.
It would be good for students in all 50 states to learn the same basic skills of English, Science and Math.

here is a link from the state of tennesse
http://www.tncore.org/about_common_core.aspx

I think that education decisions should be made locally, by the people closest to the problem, rather than have bloated federal bureaucracies drive all schools to lower performance.
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