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Common Core is being seen as a Federal Takeover of Education , please learn as much as you can from different sources: Common Core 101
The designers of the new systems fully intend for homeschool and private school students to be part of the massive data collection. HSLDA on Common Core
1. The following are from various sources:
The ultimate goal of Common Core is to have every school district follow the same national standards. This is a failed educational approach that will undermine educational quality and choice. States and local communities better know how to design standards based on their students and parents' needs than Washington bureaucrats.
2. Common Core is Bad for Parents
Parents will not have a say in their child's education under Common Core. They will not be able to suggest changes to their local school's standards or enroll their child in another public school with better standards. Common Core would limit parental choice and shut their voices out of their child's education.
3. Common Core is Bad for Teachers
Teachers would have little control over their classrooms under Common Core. They will be forced to comply with standards decided upon by federal bureaucrat. This leaves little to no room for teachers to innovate to meet the unique needs of their students.
4. Common Core is Bad for Taxpayers
Common Core has a hefty price tag that will be paid by taxpayers in states. Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction estimates that Common Core will cost the state $300 million. California Department of Education estimates it will cost $759 million to implement the nationalized standards. Common Core will cost taxpayers a lot of money while not improving education quality.
5. Common Core is Bad for Students
Common Core is a one-size-fits-all education policy that assumes every students learns exactly the same. A top down and centrally controlled standards will hurt students' creativity and learning. Good education policy realizes that all students have different learning styles, preferences, and paces.
6. Common Core Violates Privacy
The Race to the Top Grants associated with Common Core violates privacy by "data mining" information about students that will follow them the rest of their lives. The information collected is more than just test scores and academic progress. Common Core will track information on religious practices, political beliefs, "sex behaviors and attitudes", and more.
7. Common Core Resembles Failed No Child Left Behind Program
A main criticism of the failed No Child Left Behind program is that teachers "teach the test." This means that students are memorizing rather than learning and critical thinking about information. Common Core would resemble No Child Left Behind by requiring students to take national standardized tests to measure their progress.
8. Common Core is Unconstitutional
The federal government should not control education. Since education is not specifically listed in the Constitution, the authority over education should be left up to the states and the people. This allows localities from New York City to rural Alabama to design unique curriculums that are best for their students.
9. Common Core Will Require Some States to Move Backwards
Some states have advanced standards that are designed with students and parents in mind. Sandra Stotsky, a professor at the University of Arkansas, who served on the committee to validate Common Core standards said, "The standards dumb American education down by about two grades worth." Some states would have to move their standards backwards to comply with Common Core standards.
10. Common Core Is a Failed Education Approach
Washington has tried one-size-fits-all education approaches time and time again. Centralized education programs have not worked and will never work. The quality of education has only declined over the past few decades. The solution is to get the federal government out of the education business.
Bertrand Russell quotes Fichte- "education should aim at destroying free will"
Posted: June 18, 2010 | Author: jatinderdaniels | Filed under: Children, Health |6 Comments
Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell (1872-1970) was a renowned British philosopher and mathematician who was an adamant internationalist and worked extensively on the education of young children. He was the founder of the Pugwash movement which used the spectre of Cold War nuclear annihilation to push for world government. Among many other prizes, Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 and UNESCO's (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) Kalinga prize in 1957.
Bertrand Russell wrote in his book entitled The Impact of Science on Society (1952) that:
"It is to be expected that advances in physiology and psychology will give governments much more control over individual mentality than they now have even in totalitarian countries.
Fichte laid it down that, education should aim at destroying free will, so that, after pupils have left school, they shall be incapable, throughout the rest of their lives, of thinking or acting otherwise than as their schoolmasters would have wished. But in his day this was an unattainable ideal: what he regarded as the best system in existence produced Karl Marx. In future such failures are not likely to occur where there is dictatorship.
Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible.
Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so."
Above was written so long ago yet it reflects what is happening today, IMO. I find this kind of stuff eerie... yet enlightening I don't wear rose tinted glasses like I used to.
“What does compulsory education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.” -Henry David Thoreau
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