The Common Core State Standards is an educational initiative from 2010 that details what K–12 students throughout the United States should know in English language arts and mathematics at the conclusion of each school grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers. 36 US states and the District of Columbia currently use a form of the standards.
Several topics discussed in the Common Core can be great common knowledge across all careers in some way or another. Learning things that may not apply is a normal thing in life, it is up to the individual to dismiss such things.
No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing
New movement to do away with standardized testing such as GREs and SATs which are not required for all Ph.D. programs to begin with! However, students and Nations are compared on education measures, such as average age of school completed in the population, and number of STEM (science, technology, math and engineering) graduates or those with advanced degrees. Looking at China and US comparisons yesterday from 1949 to present which of course begin with population literacy, and drive the economies. Julie Ann Racino, ASPA, SSTIG, 2019
Studentś potential is also an economic inquiry in which it is often more important to have a credential than to have an A! Today, we have the global initiatives on schooling for girls (in UN Sustainable Development Goals) which our newsmedia indicates is not supported, for example, by the Taliban in Afghanistan. And we conversely have the wealthy who have even dropped out of college to become entrepreneurs; and new fast-tracked skilled trade apprenticeships.
No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level
The constitution lays out the role of every level and branch of government. The federal government has no say in education.
That's a valid point. The constitution does provide guidelines about the roles of different levels of government. However, it's also important to consider that the world is much different now than it was when the constitution was written. Education has become a national issue, not just a local one. What are your thoughts on balancing constitutional guidelines with the changing needs of society?
No, my state’s current standards exceed the Common Core standards
no we should only teach the bible in schools
I support the core, but not the assessment culture that has been created to line the pockets of companies like Pearson. The assessment culture has warped the implementation of the core to something that can be measured by a computer. We're taking humanity out of education.
Allowing children to be individual thinkers early on would allow for higher standards in education. Ending the the ivy league choke hold on our youth or older individuals who crave knowledge keeps 99 percent of our nation from innovation!
Currently common core standards are striving to instill critical thinking skills into student's curriculum. However, the study of the developmental nature of theses skills is not understood by many practicing teachers. Ethical reasoning is also a pocket of critical thinking that teachers education has ignored. Education should promote a populist of critical thinkers that can identify manipulative actions dressed as patriotism. Education should not be reduced to just getting a job. There are too many criminal minds, that know how to manipulate the weak thinker, the person with ego needs, and/or anyone with a button to push.
The educational system is to top heavy and limited. Top heavy because there are to many Superintendents and Principals, in the system and they make to much money. To limited because there is nowhere a teacher can get rid of students that do nothing but disrupt class. There should be a place these students could be sent other than normal classes and given a chance to prove they can return to normal classes if they improve there grades and behavior. Last Superintendents and Principals should be REQUIRED to carry guns in schools for school safety!
I think the schooling is done the right way now. I think the reason the politicians want common core is so they have some one to blame for the students not dong well! [The teacher]. The problem starts at home with the parents not holding the kids accountable for not doing well in school. I know a lot of kids that went through public school and did very well, because we had parents that cared and didn't blame the teacher.IF YOU PC POLITICIANS WOULD GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR BUTTS YOU WOULD SAY THIS AND STOP CODDLING THESE KIDS AND PARENTS!
Emulate Germany. Three tiers: Trade school for future mechanics and workers. A Pre-Admin School for the non-technical workers that seem so important to the modern bureaucracy. And a technical high school for the people (like me) who actually design all the new toys that distract you all from the misery that life is without them.
The education system requires a complete reform. The current standards do nothing but promote the mishandling of schools and false education of our youth. Education should be rebuilt around developing skills in our youth and school hours lessened in order to allow the young to properly learn outside a classroom environment and adapt to realistic situations. The goals of our school boards should aim to provide youth with skills in trade, not only the skill to get accepted into colleges, a process that has come to stagnate the job market and waste precious time developing the lives of young adults.
I think educational standards are very important but must allow states and families the ability to vote on curriculum that is in line with historical moral values. A minority view should not be forced on the conservative values of families. I also think alternative educational options for families should be in place.
NO! Common Core is a waste and decreases the parents of this generation to be able to help their child with homework. The way we (30-40 something year old adults) were taught was not confusing to us as children or our parents.
Furthermore, nationally, children should NOT be taught to the least smart child in the class. They should, instead, be taught to the smartest child in the class as that will not only challenge the smartest of our youth, but will hopefully help those not as bright to push themselves to be better. If the child shows signs of truly trying and is still struggling, then decrease the level of difficulty to a point where the child grasps the subject concept, but not too easy to where they are not challenged.
All students should be taught reading, writing, math and life skills by integrating them all together so it all makes sense to the students. Reading plans on how to build something, math for budgeting and saving, writing for job applications and resumes, etc. Students should also be taught how to take care of themselves by learning the basics of cooking, gardening, whole foods vs. processed foods, sewing etc. They should also learn about physical activity and how it is important to a healthy life, music classes, art and sports. Every child is entitled to a well rounded education so they can be the best person they can be in the real world.
Education should be handled at the state and local level. Student should speak English. The only national requirement I'd support is teaching American history...build national pride in being an American!
Some standarized test are needed to compare students, but much of the content learned prior to college is nearly irrelevent. There should be broader more specialized programs in highschool, and there should not be this push for everyone to go to college. Higher education is run as a business, but the people as consumers unfortunately do not treat it as one.
Like the ACT and SAT, there needs to be a "test"per grade level/age group that are the SAME for every state to take. All the state tests are NOT the same so, it is hard to compare data. The government should create national standards that align with the different tests.
No, teach ONLY the following curriculum: Math, Science (with a Creational perspective), History, (without the current Re-written Historical view point), English (including parts of speech, Grammar, poetry, etc.) Literature (tied to History, so the student can see how morality effects Literature), Art, Music, Drama (with the same emphasis...tied to History and how these "expressions", reflect the consesus of morality (or lack of) throughout History.
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