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On Area legislator hopes to halt Common Core in its tracks


Larry Sturm 4 years, 3 months ago

I don't know much about the common core standards but it seems to me if it is done nation wide it would be easier on children moving state with their parents to not be left out.

Julius Nolan 4 years, 3 months ago

All this clown wants is to have everyone educated at same level as him. In other words, don't read or understand anything that the Koch memos don't say, otherwise the checks stop coming and you'll need to get a real job.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 4 years, 3 months ago

This article did not mention that the Koch Regime Kansas Government wants religious dogma taught in the public schools. This whole flap is because the common core standards are based on scientific data and proof and not on religious fantisy and fables.

Scott Morgan 4 years, 3 months ago

My 2 cents, Common Core, NCLB, and the slew of other past federal government educational mandates never can match a well intentioned local school board. Anybody remember open concept schools for instance?

Personally, I was a fan of NCLB in the one sense of at least shining a light on poor performing states or districts.

Kansas was not one of the poor performing states. Yet, for years we devoted so many resources to meeting NCLB. Were we missing those students who leaned toward vocational educations and what they needed? Yes indeed, students filled out coursework with little wiggle room for electives. Add band for instance and there were no elective room in the schedule. Fail a course and the elective options really disappear.

On the other hand, Larry is very much correct in this sense. So much tax money for schools come from so many different sources we in Kansas do have interest in students from Washington D.C. to Selma Alabama to Haystack Junction CA. Should a high school grad. from a nonperforming district as Big Rock Arkansas have the same future options as a lucky student from LHS or Free State?

William Weissbeck 4 years, 3 months ago

Schools have always been burdened with Ph.D.'s in education, but they shouldn't also have to be burdened with politicians.

Steve King 4 years, 3 months ago

"I haven't seen the actual content of the Common Core"

So he's introducing legislation to nullify it? This is intelligent leadership? Come on Willie, at least do your homework.

I'm about ready to move out of this state if we don't turn this around.

Gary Denning 4 years, 3 months ago

Other than not knowing where Common Core came from, what's in it, the effect it would have on our children, and not knowing how it compares to NCLB, Rep. Dove is all over it!

Ditto for the science standards.

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