Sunday, November 27, 2011

Common Core Curriculum

(School) "Districts must always be able to choose alternatives. Parents and students must always be able to compare procedures and results against something from the outside. Dissent is necessary to keeping any system honest and strong. That's why I'm worried about current trends toward national education standards and a national curriculum." Laurie H. Rogers, 2009

That is what the Common Core "State" Standards are bringing, the same "standard" for everyone nationwide, which will become the same curriculum. No one will be able to compare with anything different.

Then if the wrong things are made the standard, the WHOLE nation goes over the cliff, instead of just a district or two, before we can wake up and change it.

1 comment:

ConservativeTeacher said...

For more in depth study of the issue see:

Wendy Hart has done a masterful job of bringing this to light.