Are We Dumb Enough to Passively Accept Common Core?
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Twitter users commented on this George Carlin graphic and how it addresses the Common Core intent:
Hence the enormous emphasis on the narrow learning captured by PISA, NAPLAN etc. Educators should NEVER forget this.
*Obama’s definition of College & Career Ready? Thanks George, still at cutting edge.
And to get this simple thing all they had to do was dumb down education by reducing the standards of teaching!
The last sentence in the graphic is the crux of the matter: And just dumb enough to passively accept it. The educational elites have decided that Common Core is best for their plans (which have been funded by the Federal Government) and then belittle the taxpayers who dare to question why public education is now directed by private corporations. The elites don’t care that taxpayers have to pay for it and provide their children to be participants in a theoretical experiment.
Don’t be dumb enough to passively accept it. Pepper your local school, district and state agencies on the specifics of why your child has to take tests that don’t measure student learning but is, instead, a “test of the test”. Ask to see the data on how they know CCSS will be successful. Contact your legislators to rid Common Core from your state and return the role of standards development to the state. Talk to other parents about what CCSS really is: the takeover of public education by private corporate interests held unaccountable to voters and legislatures. Tell parents the CCSS adoption and implementation is not law, it’s a massive federal stimulus funded program, unfunded as of September 2014. It really is a paper tiger ready to fall. The CCSS pushers weren’t ready for public scrutiny. Bring it on.
Be curious about Common Core talking points. Do your own research. It’s time to push back against the system and passively accept what has been deemed appropriate for American education. Your child is depending on you.