Those who purport to know what’s best for us have quietly changed the standards of education in the United States. Movement against this change has gathered steam, and is beginning to influence election results.
Propelled by money from the Gates Foundation, new standards and assessments were produced by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers. All of the states except Texas, Alaska, Virginia and Nebraska accepted the new standards because billions of dollars in federal grants had been tied to the programs. Indiana’s board of education also quietly adopted the standards. This is the reason that the state’s superintendent of public schools, Tony Bennett was replaced by relatively unknown democrat Glenda Ritz. The upset caused the rest of Indiana politicians to become much more friendly to the idea of repealing Common Core.
There are claims from the Common Core proponents that this program does not interfere with educational choice. The problem is that schools feel compelled to adopt the fluff textbooks and teaching methods because they are scored on their students success with the standardized tests developed by the Common core committees.
If you find that you’re unable to help your kids with the “why do you think this answer [in math] is right?” questions that they get, instead of more problem solving types of homework….. your kid is being victimized by Common Core. Functional scientists realize the most significant limitation of their discipline: Science is not equipped to answer WHY. So you can imagine what useless things the Common Core concept can do with a biology or chemistry text. Your friendly Pharmer has seen the stuff. Much of the kids’ time is spent learning how to B.S. on the tests, and write things specifically to satisfy the standards, rather than what is actually correct or useful for performing in the real world.
Kids with brains to spare can deal with the extra effort of rote learning some garbage which is only intended to satisfy standardized tests, in addition to what they really need to know in order to function, create and invent. The real damage done by Common Core is to the kids who can’t learn as fast, and only have sufficient time for the approved material.
The Common Core concept is a large, untested method of teaching. It is better adapted for the propagation of dogma than for conveying useful math and science skills. It had been decided by the elites that the entire population of the United States is suitable guinea pig for their new idea. Fortunately, the Indiana legislature, and Governor Mike Pence have decided that Indiana students will not have to be part of the experiment.
If you would like to read more on how Indiana became the first state to rescind the implementation of Common Core standards, check THIS. Hint: we were spared through the efforts of parents.
Pharmer wishes success for your state in removing this garbage from your life.