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from the article: State GOP Chairman Kelly Arnold said he wasn't familiar with all the details of the resolution. He said it was proposed by a number of state committee members and adopted by a vote of the state committee during a meeting last weekend.
Bottom line is that the Republican hierarchy has no idea what the objections are, except it is "best" to follow what more radical right wingers want. Common core academics have been in place for at least 2 years in some districts. Where have the Tea Party radicals been?
The Republicans are letting the tail wag the dog of their party. They are surely alienating moderates and clear thinking Republicans from the party. Maintain Tea Party purification of the Republicans and their actions are going to improve America, but not in the way intended.
Bottom line: if you have children in a school that's subscribing to this, you can opt them out of the intrusive questionnaire. There's no reason for that info to be passed along to our education bureaucrats.
Too late. They have been collecting that data for years. When you enroll your kids, you can choose to answer the questions or not, but it's nothing new. Who do you believe. Some Tea Party person who admits they have never entered a school or looked at the curriculum, but read on the internet that it's bad, or someone who has been working in education and working to implement the program?
Simple answer is neither. Both are prone to their own bias. All should take the time to educate themselves and make up their own minds. There is entirely too much follow the leader going on with regard to political issues. Both sides rely on hyperbole, misinformation and the ignorance of the general populous in order to manipulate the political landscape. The solutions are to educate yourself and for the government to stop interfering with choice in education.
The government doesn't interfere with choice in education. You're free to homeschool, private school, or parochial school to your heart's content. That doesn't mean you get taxpayer money to do so.
That's not interference. If you want interference, start taking taxpayer money. Then Uncle Sam will have to check up on you and impose standards.
Except that there's not any intrusive questionnaire. That's a fabrication from the tin foil hat brigade. There's just subject matter testing, same as there was under the old system.
Frankly, the opposition to Common Core is stupid. We keep hearing that these folks are tired of the federal government trying to control education which is simply ignorant, since this is a multi-state coalition effort, not a federal government project. Our elected state officials continue to do their constituents a huge disservice by failing to correct misinformation and educate people that come to them in opposition that have clearly been mislead about issues. Our elected state officials have a responsibility to educate themselves and the public on the facts, rather than regurgitating what ALEC and other corporate legislative interference organizations that are pushing ideological propaganda instead of fact-based information give them.
I find it interesting that none of the objections are about the actual standards, or educational merits of the standards. It's all hair on fire "here come the revenuers, Martha!"
It is no wonder our Legislature is against Education. Look How well it has worked out for them.
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