Common Core flies in the face of best practices

There is an education term, best practices, which simply
means you see what’s working some place and then do it some place else.  Well we know we have schools that are wildly successful,
lots and lots of schools, so instead of blowing up the system and putting
common core everywhere then why don’t we just emulate what those schools are
doing.
Those schools often have extra resources because of involved
parents and they don’t face poverty.  We
can’t wave a magical wand and make these problems go away but we can put in
place things that will help. Mentors, social workers and counselors can be put
in place, we could make classes smaller for more individualized attention, the
days or the year longer too to address deficits but you know what these things
don’t do? They don’t pad the wallets of testing companies.
I don’t understand why these powers-that-be think things are
going to change at our poorest schools if we put new standards in place. Won’t
those schools still have the same problems? Absentee parents, a lack of a base
and more pressing problems like violence in the streets and no food in the
cupboards? How does common core address those issues?
Common core is an expensive role of the dice that doesn’t
address our problems and furthermore it exacerbates testing which has ruined
education for untold teachers and students alike.

The reason we don’t do best practices in our struggling
schools is it will cost money not make money and that’s all you should have to
know about common core.

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