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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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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... 5 years ago from a Republican in College Station, TX
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... 5 years ago from a Republican in Logan, IA
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. 5 years ago from a Republican in Lancaster, TX
No we should only teach the bible in schools. 5 years ago from a Republican in Holiday Heights, NJ
The only educational system worth supporting is widespread use of the Montessori childhood instruction method, which should be incorporated into all present-day public elementary school and high school. 5 years ago from a Republican in Monona, WI
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... 5 years ago from a Republican in Douglasville, GA
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... 7 years ago from a Republican in Sun Valley, NV
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
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. 7 years ago from a Republican in Elk Grove, CA
Public schools should be run like charter schools are run. actually teach the children instead of letting them just continue through school without learning anything . and make them accountable for their grades and their actions towards others around them. 7 years ago from a Republican in Colorado Springs, CO
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
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
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
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
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
No, it should be left to the states and localities for two reasons: 1) one size does not always fit all and 2) it allows a diversity of ideas to be tried and compared without the catastropic results of a bad decision at the Federal one size fits all... 7 years ago from a Republican in Norfolk, VA
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
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. 7 years ago from a Republican in Wichita, KS
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
If they wanted to apply it then they should have introduced it slowly, starting at kindergarden, and not change the way that students have been taught from when they were younger. 7 years ago from a Republican in Knoxville, TN
NO...dumbing down our children is not going to help the country!! We need to go back to the BASICS; 3 R's & MORALS....technology can take a backseat for awhile since it seems in the last 50+ years, that's part of what's causing the... 7 years ago from a Republican in Tacoma, WA
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
I think teachers should be strenuously tested and paid on their academic achievments. Also, I believe that the teachers who have the highest educations should be paid more and work in the lower grades. Better educated teachers teaching grammar school... 7 years ago from a Republican in Seattle, WA
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
NO. IT IS AN ANTI-AMERICAN & ANTI-FAMILY SYSTEM
No, it's too costly and complicated
No, the Common Core Standards are a watered down version of my state's current education standards -- IF THAT IS EVEN POSSIBLE... SINCE THEY TEACH TO THE LOWEST ABILITY RIGHT NOW!
No, education should be handled at the state and local level instead of the national level
No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing. 7 years ago from a Republican in Sioux City, IA
'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
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
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
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
I think we should provide a better learning environment before we even begin to talk about educational standards. Also we need to deal with how to handle discipline to weed out the ones who don't want to learn. The issue with our schools have more... 7 years ago from a Republican in Greensboro, NC
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
Our current education standards are an embarrassing joke. This is the United States of America for heaven's sake and our system is so sub-standard compared with other developed nations. It's outdated by 50 years. All students should go to school... 7 years ago from a Republican in Bend, OR
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
Our public education system is a disaster. I have seen no improvement in decades, although the cost per student is increasing at an astounding pace. History, math, science, English, foreign languages, physical fitness and ethics should be the meat and... 7 years ago from a Republican in Manchester Township, NJ
The Federal Government should abolish the Federal Education Department and instead allow the states to provide the educational needs to their constituents. 7 years ago from a Republican in Alameda, CA
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
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
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. 7 years ago from a Republican in Lowell, MA
No, the government should have nothing to do with education. 7 years ago from a Republican in Sun Prairie, WI
Not everyone should go to college, there are plenty of trades that are in demand. 7 years ago from a Republican in Barrington, RI
Education needs to go back to the old way of teaching where students actually learned and retained something rather than graduating students who know nothing about reading, writing and grammar. Everyone is not going to learn the same. Some will pass and... 7 years ago from a Republican in Richmond, VA
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!. 7 years ago from a Republican in Arkansas City, KS
Toughen the standards instead of making them easier. If a student is not up to the standards then they need to have remedial programs. No child left behind is nothing more than a dumbing down of the system. Flunk them and don't pass them until they... 7 years ago from a Republican in Lexington, KY