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Yes, I support a national base standard but allow states and local districts to customize their implementation
Yes, national standards will help improve our national average and better prepare students for college
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I believe that students don't all learn at the same pace, so the concept of "grades" and what learning should have been acquired by the end of said grades may not be helpful. I do believe that by the time students graduate from HS specific... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Georgetown, MA
Yes, but with flexibility. Children don't all learn the same way and should not have to be taught the same way. However, we should have standards that we hold our schools and teachers to, although a uniform set of testing standards should not be the... 6 years ago from a Green in Omaha, NE
NO. It will lead to systematic brainwashing, the rewriting of history, an imbalance of what is or is not selected to be taught, and the restriction of free thinking and instruction in our schools. I am a teacher with 4 college degrees and 28 years... 6 years ago from a Democrat in New Ellenton, SC
Testing is important for data, but should not be used for negative affects on students. Students should be encouraged to learn about the issues in school that interest them instead of roughly learning about little bits of every branch. Students should be... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Naval Air Station/ Jrb, TX
I support the call for Reform that drove "Common Core" support at first but what happened was what former Federal Education Department Secretary Dr. Bill Bennett has called the "Dumbing Down of American Education" to do no more than... 6 years ago from a Republican in Lithonia, GA
No, common core hasn't be very effective and it is far to based on the grade/age system that doesn't address the reality of people being naturally skilled differently. Forcing kids to try and do something the exact same way isn't going to... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Huntsville, TX
I am appauld at the lack of education our kids get! Not being taught writing in script, no geography, history, can not spell correctly and do not use proper English. We should return to the way education was in the 50' and 60's as well as... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Irmo, SC
I support teaching true history, our forefathers must be spinning in their graves knowing that GOD in general has been removed from education. educators teach liberal anti-Americanism as a matter of routine. why do so many teachers seem to hate our... 6 years ago from a Republican in East Olympia, WA
Education in the United States is in desperate need for reform. Not only does the curriculum need to adapt to a changing marketplace, but also costs of education needs to either be subsidized by the government or provided through a nation wide education... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in North Ridgeville, OH
All children should be able to know English and Math at each grade level. However: NOT all children will be entering two or four year colleges. Some children will end up in trade schools. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Peoria, AZ
National standards can be a good thing, as long as special needs students are exempted, & not put through the demeaning experience of these inappropriate tests. It's poverty and unemployment of the adults in families that is the factor most... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Lorain, OH
I saw one of those textbooks a grandchild of a member of a group had brought to show everyone.
It was pitifully written and you can assume it will dumb down anyone to that level.
Their description of a slave: one who works for another.
Hummmm I... 6 years ago from a Republican in Muscle Shoals, AL
No, because it embodies a socio-political and psychological stratagem to raise our children into Gramscian cultural marxists, and is designed to train them to accept information rather than logically process information. 6 years ago from a Republican in Wichita, KS
Back to No Child Left Behind according to George W. Bush. How about teachers teaching reading, writing and arithmetic. And don't pass a child if they fail!. 6 years ago from a Republican in Clearview City, KS
Where in the Constitution is Education mentioned ?? Get rid of Dep't of Education-- let States run-- with input from Counties, et al -- localize as much as possible. 6 years ago from a Republican in Rome, NY
We need to focus on administration no longer being the highest paid jobs, unless they are teaching as well. Teachers need to be the highest paid part of the school system. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Aurora, CO
Common Core standards are not high enough. We need to provide complete education opportunities, from k-12 and through a 4-year college program at no cost to the student.
We need equal educational opportunities for all of our citizens, not just the top... 6 years ago from a Democrat in West Sacramento, CA
I support standards that allow our children to transition from Highschool directly into 100 level courses in College. If HS Grads need Math 70 and english 95 the Highschool system is FAILING. They should also include more finance management and life... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Mukilteo, WA
There is a dumbing down of people in our nation; teachers are often not up to par, and the standards for teaching, and grading are not high enough; there must be a standard for all and within that standard there must also be the opportunity for students... 6 years ago from a Republican in Lewisville, TX
National standards must be adjusted to exclude the results of special education students from the proficiency scores. In smaller populations, these scores negatively skew the results and don't accurately reflect the education quality. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Milton, VT
The Common Core leaves a lot of room for variety in exactly what is taught. As it is now the old way of giving standardized test is not representative of the Common Core. To accurately test/evaluate students using the Common Core each individual test is... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Weaverville, NC
I hate the the common core standards, its taking away from children's education. They are getting too much pressure thrown on them at too young of an age and they are not learning everything they need to. Common core is horrible. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Valley Stream, NY
Yes, but there should be tracking like there is in Europe. Students who cause problems and don't want to learn should not be a priority. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Las Vegas, NV
Yes, however, there should be options available to students, parents, and teachers of allowing individuals to move at their own pace, Do Not JUST teach to the test. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Southaven, MS
The Federal Government should abolish the Federal Education Department and instead allow the states to provide the educational needs to their constituents. 6 years ago from a Republican in Alameda, CA
No, Common Core is a product of an industry that makes millions off of educational testing and test production. It is a political tool and should not supplant the local districts' control. 6 years ago from a Republican in Joplin, MO
The Education institution should ready and able to teach student the ability to actually solve problems and think as apposed to just memorizing answers or handing them the answers.. .Our current system develops followers not leaders. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Virginia Beach, VA
No these standards are obsolete A new set of standards should be set up with the thought of mind where at what level of education we want our students and schools . 6 years ago from a Democrat in Garden City, MI
Standards are already to low in our school systems. Common core is an assault on our independence , liberty and the continuing dumbing down of America. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Euless, TX
As much as possible education should be locally CONTROLLED but the local school boards should be given the financial resources to be as flexible as possible for each individual students needs. Even state CONTROLL in a state as diverse as Florida leads to... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Tallevast, FL
No, the government should have nothing to do with education. 6 years ago from a Republican in Sun Prairie, WI
Common Core amounts to dumbing-down our children and is hardly more than indoctrination, not teaching the students to think for themselves!!!!. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Glasgow, KY
I do not know what the answer is but as a parent and grandparent of children who do not learn the traditional way I wish there were other options based on individual children's needs. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Hacienda Heights, CA
I support a common set of educational standards, but, in order for them to be successful, we need to set a common set of educational standards for professionals entering the field. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Las Cruces, NM
No, the testmakers of these standardized tests have proved that they are incapable of listening to school and teacher needs. Instead of teaching important cornerstones of education, teachers are forced to teach to the subject matter of the test. Formulate... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Ellensburg, WA
I support Common Core national education standards, but we also need to ensure that we do more. We need to increase education funding while also ensuring each students potential. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Kennewick, WA
I support school vouchers. You should push students to their best all the time. I strongly support more discipline in schools! These young people have no self discipline or personal responsibility! We are ruling their futures and our nation's greatness!. 6 years ago from a Republican in Arkansas City, KS
I do not know enough to decide. 6 years ago from a Republican in Miami, FL
Not completely. I want to see it reformed. Placing so much priority on 2 areas deemphasizes other important areas and modes of learning. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Lynbrook, NY
I have no children so cant fairly answer this. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Tehachapi, CA
No, children are not getting the education once received in this nation. Need to go back to the 3 "R's" and fundamental education. Quit dumbing down our children. 6 years ago from a Republican in Wellington, UT
Public education is critical - our students are far behind many other countries - alas setting standards that do not take into account so many factors will fail - no child left behind a mess of down grading standards and creating schools teaching to one... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Mukilteo, WA
Judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, and it will always think it's dumb. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Brockport, NY
I support the IDEA but so far execution has been awful. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Astoria, NY
Education should be privatized. Let the free market decide if common core is best. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Henderson, NV
I don't know enough about this business--but, i do know this stuff came from geo w bush and the republicans and, frankly, texas is so far down the ladder in education, it surprises me the voters in the state of texas continue to not get to the polls... 6 years ago from a Green in Macdona, TX
A basic education must be treated as a human right and not as a political football. The common core is fine, in and of itself, and may help teachers reach that minimum in some cases; but, where the teaching is already decent, if teachers are unable to... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Springfield, MA
Not sure, nowhere in these debates are the parents or kids held accountable. (u can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink) some folks/kids just don't care. 6 years ago from a Green in Waterloo, IN
The results of standardized tests should not carry the weight that they currently do. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Pittsfield, MA
The whole educational system needs to be overhauled. There is no current real accountability for the children. Pass, you get by in life. Fail, the system will take care of you. A different testing process does not solve this, and current solutions are... 6 years ago from a Republican in Fort Lupton, CO