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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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No. History has shown that when such things are enacted then we tend to "Teach to the Test". Kids today can't tell you one country from another and know nothing of history, and what history we do teach is sanitized and watered down. 7 years ago from a Republican in Wilmington, MA
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... 7 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... 7 years ago from a Green in Omaha, NE
No one seems to have the answer, but from teachers I know this could be a good start. But more support needs to be given to teachers and less emphasis on grading the teachers and putting them under so much stress. Teachers are underpaid now and more are... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Vero Beach, FL
I do not support any federal involvement in education. It is a way to indoctrinate the youth which is what has been happening. Plus common core IS NOT TEACHING THE TRUTH ABOUT OUR HISTORY and has screwed up the teaching if math so bad I wonder what the... 7 years ago from a Republican in Garrisonville, VA
Absolutely not! It's complete and utter drek! Now our children suffer through, fail, and the government blames the teachers. I call BULLSHIT AMERICA. Stop making our children suffer because you have penis envy of other countries. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Queensbury, NY
While it is nice in theory, it won't work. Not every student can learn like every other student. A teacher's job should not be dependent on students passing a test. Some students will never be able to learn the standards that have been set forth. 7 years ago from a Republican in Milford, DE
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... 7 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... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Naval Air Station/ Jrb, TX
Let the private sector educate our children. There is too much waste in state run schools. And the kids are still behind. Do not allow illegal immigrants to be admitted, they take up class room and lower educational standards. 7 years ago from a Republican in Buena Park, CA
National standards yes. Implementation and accountability yes. Problem is that in some cases, "National Standards" are dumbing down some curriculums. Parents need to be educated with children whether they are "too busy" or not. The... 7 years ago from a Republican in East Greenwich, RI
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,... 7 years ago from a Republican in Jacksonville, FL
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... 7 years ago from a Republican in East Olympia, WA
I believe that common core is not such a bad idea. I do not agree with the "big shifts" and unpacking the standards and other jargon that are attached to CCSS. A teacher should not have to spend months figuring out what the standards are asking... 7 years ago from a Republican in Flippin, AR
Our present system does not allow for students to fully master material needed for comprehension of future concepts. Because of time constraints, the class must move on whether students have fully grasped the material or not (tests are often not a good... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Montrose, CO
Local and state level education. Should not be compulsory but maybe there should be more charter and home/tutor education where it can be tailored to each child better. There should be certain uniformity standards, but not that nonsense! People are more... 7 years ago from a Republican in Potwin, KS
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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Peoria, AZ
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,... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Mira Loma, CA
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 must have been a slave when I worked downtown at a beauty shop. 7 years ago from a Republican in Muscle Shoals, AL
Create a vocationally and academically balanced curriculum, where it is personalized to the student, teaching only what is necessary for their future, also allowing more parent interaction in their child's education. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Santee, CA
No, close the dept of ed and get them out of our schools . this has too much potential for indoctrinating of our students and is way, way too Orwellian.
State prerogative any way and the feds black mailing the states is wrong relationship between the feds and the states. 7 years ago from a Republican in Rutland, VT
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!. 7 years ago from a Republican in Clearview City, KS
To be blunt, the current standardised-testing addiction our system has is bullshit, and should be entirely reformed, because education should be learning, not practicing the crap they aren't going over, and likely never will. 7 years ago from a Green in Chester Springs, PA
No, Americans already stand lower on educational tiers than other countries. Increased government control will eventually lead to students only learning what the government wants them to know and whatever skewed versions they came up with. 1984???... 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Granville, NY
Quit using standards of states like Texas uses. Use standards of states that are up at the top of testing. These states tend to be the upper midwest, MN, IA, WI, etc. 7 years ago from a Democrat in New London, MN
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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Lauderdale, FL
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. 7 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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Aurora, CO
No, individualized education plans should be in place for all students. There should be schools, like in Finland, that are scholastic not sport centered. We need to build a respect for teachers because we learn best from those we respect...in general. 7 years ago from a Republican in Plainfield, IL
'I support the concept but not the implementation.' , because other programs are being lost Phys Ed, Music, Sports, Detailed History Ed, etc are being lost. The Idea of increasing aid to schools who meet a standard and taking away from those... 7 years ago from a Republican in Sierra Vista, AZ
Every educational institution should consider using a "tracking system" of 1, 2, and 3 followed by a remedial (special education) classes. This allows students in advanced stages of learning to have a more rigid and accelerated learning curriculum - NOT HONORS! It also allows those students who have a bit of a problem of learning the normal way (comprehension, color-blindness, logic problems) the opportunity to NOT be placed in Special Needs education, but in a slowly-presented curriculum. Those that are normal learners, but do not accel at studies, whether they not retain information, perhaps not understand material, or need something in-between Track 1 and Track 3.
Obviously, students with special needs would be in the Special Education curriculum so they get more of an individual relationship with their educators.
All tracks are assigned per class for each student. Allow the student to challenge him/her-self by selecting a track ahead for a year and, with them, check their end-of-year progress to determine whether or not they want to continue the challenge each year. 7 years ago from a Republican in Frankfort, IL
Public education in this country needs to be completely re-done. Step one, all decisions on material and teaching standards should be made locally, by teachers, who are the only ones who know what is going on in the classroom. Administrators don't... 7 years ago from a Green in Hillsboro, OR
Teach students based upon their abilities. Students that do well in school should be given college prep curriculum. Those that don't should be allowed to attend Vocational type training or drop out of school. Every student isn't going to make... 7 years ago from a Republican in Glenview, KY
I support the wild concept of actually teaching something... anything to our youth. The public education system is a complete joke. We are graduating kids that can't spell difficult words, such as "bone" or "meat"... kids who do... 7 years ago from a Republican in Paradise Valley, AZ
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... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Pasadena, CA
Educational standards should be uniform throughout the United States, but it must start with parents/students committed to learning. Empower GOOD teachers and strong administrators to implement high standards. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Marietta, OH
My daughter is a teacher in elementary school. in those years, the lack of parental involvement makes it difficult to teach children whose parents don't value school, don't make them do their job (which is homework and studying). Until you can... 7 years ago from a Republican in Oak Forest, IL
No, the Common Core encourages teaching only to testing and is a much watered down form of education. Instead, we should adopt a montessori format and make school more interactive across the board, like demonstrated in advanced placement or gifted and... 7 years ago from a Green in Benton, AR
Each student graduating from public education should have a firm knowledge of basic skills in math, English, science and history/government, sufficient to be able to make their way in this society. This crazy standardized testing serves no one but the... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Haltom City, TX
Yes, I support a national base standard but allow states and local districts to customize their implementation. The department of Education (federal) should be noting more than audit agency that determines if certain states are meeting a certain standard. 7 years ago from a Republican in M C B H Kaneohe Bay, HI
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... 7 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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Valley Stream, NY
We need to end the process of "weeding out" students and layering them into strict categories... we need to nurture individual talents; interest and proclivities instead of attempting to force our children into molds dictated by institutions... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Lexington, KY
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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Southaven, MS
Common Core standards are created by politicians and lawmakers who have never taught a day in their life. As a teacher, I find this sick and ignorant. The common core is decent, but it needs to be finalized by actual educators. 7 years ago from a Republican in Manhattan, KS
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... 7 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... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Newport, OR
No, because each student learns different, example: hands on, visual, etc. I think each student should be tested to see what kind of learner they are and placed according to what kind of learner they are. Plus teachers should be placed in a class of... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Gilbert, SC
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. 7 years ago from a Republican in Joplin, MO
I support an elevated national standard, teach each student to their full potential using specialized programs to bring those with low levels of capability separately, so as to not impede the advanced capabilities of others. Stop teaching to the middle... 7 years ago from a Republican in Grafton, WI