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Yes, national standards will help improve our national average and better prepare students for college
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No. There is no provision in the Constitution for the federal government to be involved in education. All 'national' educational standards and programs should be abolished. The federal governments only role in education should be to assure... 6 years ago from a Republican in Sun Valley, NV
No. When I look back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.....what you need to know / learn in school is not taught and never will be with the liberals running the country. 6 years ago from a Republican in Elk Grove, CA
No, standarized testing does not teach students anything except how to study for the test. It would be better to actually teach students information they can you instead of how to take a test. 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Hinesville, GA
States should meet or exceed Common Core Standards. They should be the minimum requirement, not the final requirement. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
A common core makes sense if it is an expectation not a legislation. To hold teachers accountable for all children in their classrooms to be able to reach those standards is ridiculously impossible. Education should be a team effort between parents,... 6 years ago from a Republican in Jacksonville, FL
The government should not be involved in education. This is a matter that should be left to the states. Since the federal government has gotten in the college loan business, it has only made college more and more expensive. Universities can raise tuition,... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Mira Loma, CA
I should know more but I feel less confident on this issue. However, to the extent that Common Core Standards are a drive to TEST more, I do not support them. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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
The standards aren't the issue, standardized assessments and the pressure put on educators and students to perform on such tests is the number one problem in education. Children are not learning things that are of interest or value, just learning how... 6 years ago from a Democrat in San Antonio, TX
Yes, there needs to be a minimum, base that gives meaning to the degree or accomplishment, but it must be recognized that not all students are college material AND that there are many jobs in this country that do not NEED college, but do need the... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Pasadena, CA
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
States were conned into accepting Common Core without full disclosure of what it entails. It's a farce and it will give us a whole generation of dummies. It's a watered down, ridiculous set of guidelines that almost eliminates common sense... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Apache Junction, AZ
I realize that children, like my son, will continue to slip through the cracks but dropping out of school actually was encouraged by his teachers because he was such a challenge to educate because of learning disabilities. I know that any kind of... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Newport, OR
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
NO, I believe in teaching them reading, writing and math! I do not believe in teaching them revisionist history the way the liberals want them to think. 6 years ago from a Republican in Lowell, MA
No. We used to have one of the best educational systems in the world until the federal government stuck their nose into it. Now we're near the bottom instead . 6 years ago from a Democrat in San Antonio, TX
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
Education should be less about memorizing and more about thinking. Current education systems essentially produce drones with little ability to actually think for themselves. The Common Core is not even a step in the right direction. And the Federal... 6 years ago from a Libertarian in Charlotte, NC
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
The common core standards are fine, but the testing mechanism and requirements are ridiculous. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Rochester, NY
I believe we should Not hire teachers that take psychotropic medications to teach k-12. There really aren't bad students only bad teachers. Get better teachers and don't regulate the heck out of them...let them teach without hurting the ones... 6 years ago from a Republican in San Antonio, 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
While I think that students should be taught to understand a subject, not just to be able to regurgitate it on a test, I think that some form of standardized testing should exist to benchmark certain performance standards at each grade level. For example,... 6 years ago from a Democrat in Rochester, NY
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
Common Core is not a government proposal. It is a proposal generated by representatives of states and is a recommendation, not a mandate. I support such national efforts. 6 years ago from a Democrat in Cary, NC
The Common Core standards have reduced the information learned by most students. It has also made it so there is no "need" to learn more than the bare minimum. The students are getting taught less and they core standards are being praised... 6 years ago from a Republican in Claymont, DE