Four reasons why everybody should be against Common core (rough draft).

Endorsing common core is to endorse the high stakes testing
culture we have now. Somewhere along the way tests went from being a tool to
see how kids were doing to the whole kit and caboodle. Common Core does nothing
to eliminate or even tone down the testing which has sucked the joy out of
learning and teaching for countless students and teachers.
The Cost, despite what Pam Stewart says common core is going
to be expensive, estimates for Florida range from a couple hundred million into
the billions. Now undoubtedly some of those costs will replace costs we
otherwise would have incurred. Some of those costs that is and it should be a
huge red flag that the powers that be are not trying to clarify the expenses.  Most of that money by the way will be diverted
away from schools and classrooms.
Next it does not address the problem facing our schools
which is poverty. When you factor out poverty our children zoom to the top of
the international rankings. Common core does absolutely nothing to address poverty
and until we do all common core does is throw money down a hole, sorry make
that into the bank accounts of testing companies, who are the primary financial
backers of people like Jeb Bush who support Common Core.
Finally if Jeb Bush is for it you should be against it. Everything
he has supported from his A-F grading scale to charters and vouchers have done great
harm to education. He is a flim flam man who sends his children to exclusive
prep schools with small classes without high stakes tests while at the same
time sentencing our children to schools he would never send his kids to.  Furthermore since he was in charge of our
education system for 8 years he in effect is saying, I got it wrong with the
standards we had in place when I was in charge, I would like a do over, a very
expensive do over that doesn’t address our problems (poverty) and allows my
backers to get rich, sorry make that richer.
The problem with common core is not the standards and that
should not be lost on people.

2 Replies to “Four reasons why everybody should be against Common core (rough draft).”

  1. This is a shockingly fact free hack piece. It is, in fact, the opposite of what is journalism. Ranting about how bad you think something is does not make your opinion true. If you're going to say that "everyone should" do something, the least you could do is provide something substantial to support your view.

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