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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 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... 7 years ago from a Republican in Lithonia, GA
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... 7 years ago from a Libertarian in North Ridgeville, OH
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... 7 years ago from a Democrat in Lorain, OH
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
A national standard would be great however, they need to implement a robust safety net that supplies vocational and technical opportunities for our children. 7 years ago from a Green in Saint Albans, 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
The Federal government should take over the implementation of education. National standards comparable to those in Europe, China, and Japan should be implemented. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Boerne, TX
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... 7 years ago from a Republican in Lewisville, TX
In principle yes, but the entire education system here needs to be overhauled to provide the opportunity of high quality education to ALL students regardless of background and location. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Bellaire, TX
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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Las Vegas, NV
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
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. 7 years ago from a Libertarian in Virginia Beach, VA
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. 7 years ago from a Democrat in Kennewick, WA
I don't know enough about it to make an informed decision at this point. 7 years ago from a Democrat in St Louis, MO