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9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up
Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing.
By Joy Pullmann   
November 5, 2018

It’s been about nine years since the Obama administration lured states into adopting Common Core sight unseen, with promises it would improve student achievement. Like President Obama’s other big promises — “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor” — this one’s been proven a scam.  ...

He went on to state his faith that Common Core — at that point unwritten — would “not only make America’s entire education system the envy of the world, but we will launch a Race to the Top that will prepare every child, everywhere in America, for the challenges of the 21st century.” Race to the Top was a $4 billion money pot inside the 2009 stimulus that helped bribe states into Common Core.

So here we are, nine years later. Common Core has been officially rolled out into U.S. public and even many private schools for at least three to five years now. ...

ACT scores released earlier this month show that students’ math achievement is at a 20-year low. The latest English ACT scores are slightly down since 2007, and students’ readiness for college-level English was at its lowest level since ACT’s creators began measuring that item, in 2002. Students’ preparedness for college-level math is at its lowest point since 2004. ...

Nowadays teacher licensing mandates often specifically require teachers to learn Common Core-themed things. So basically, to keep their jobs, teachers have to learn more about Common Core.

The Standards Institute helps them fulfill that job requirement. It did so this year by using Common Core as a Trojan horse to insert wildly leftist, arguably racist, indoctrination.   ...
Full story at The Federalist

"Because men have lost the objective basis of certainty of knowledge of the thing in which they are working, more and more I fear we are going to find them manipulating science according to their own sociological or political desires rather than standing upon concrete objectivity." Francis A. Schaeffer

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Re: 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2019, 05:18:51 PM »
No surprise to me.  I think I told the story about how, in the seventh grade, my  school district  introduced "modern math."  It was supposed to help students learn higher mathematics such as algebra and trigonometry.  Well, all it did for me was create confusion.  I don't even think my teacher, Mr. White, understood it, let alone try to teach it to the class.  I was hopelessly lost.  When I did get to algebra, I could barely get a "C."  Since proficiency in higher mathematics was a requirement back in the day, I ended up in a business college for 2 years (glorified secretarial school), which disappointed my father to no end.  Did well as a secretary for 35 years, but I really wanted to be a lawyer. 

Common core and other teaching methods today are even worse.  At least, modern math didn't indoctrinate us on the glories of socialism, the perils of so-called climate change and all the other horse manure schools teach today.  I can at least fill out a job application.  Most of today's brainwashed youth can't. 




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Re: 9 Years Into Common Core, Test Scores Are Down, Indoctrination Up
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2019, 05:56:41 PM »
Somehow, the common core mentality has seeped into the teaching of the English language, because I have yet to meet a high school or college student who can express himself coherently.
"Because men have lost the objective basis of certainty of knowledge of the thing in which they are working, more and more I fear we are going to find them manipulating science according to their own sociological or political desires rather than standing upon concrete objectivity." Francis A. Schaeffer


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