Tag Archives: Common Core

Common Core Pushed Me Out the Door

My departing words after a thirty-year career teaching special education in several public schools is this: Common Core pushed me out the door! I will be the first to admit, this may sound surprising and probably premature on my part - "retiring" (especially since I still have two of my own in college). But, I am leaving my…
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The Old Way Vs. The New Way – Is common core ruining your child’s life?

Source: BestMastersinEducation.com Is common core ruining your child’s life? Welcome to the age of hyper-parenting and pressurized schools. What can we do to return the child to childhood? The New Way: Parenting as product development Micromanagement impedes a child’s ability to learn on their own. Hyper-parenting involves wanting to give our children “perfect” childhoods. Sports…
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Obliterate the Common Core

I don't understand if most of us agree that CCSS, APPR, MODULES, and STANDARDIZED TESTING are all having a negative effect on our children, WHY do we proceed? If we know we are turning kids off to learning, stifling creativity, and depriving them of authentic teaching, WHY do we continue these practices? Why haven’t the…
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Common Core Doesn’t Add Up to STEM Success – WSJ

This recent article in the Wall Street Journal does a grand job of summing up both the Math and ELA inadequacies of the Common Core Standards. It also points out the discrepancies of Obama’s STEM plan and what the Common Core actually delivers. The author Sandra Stoksy is the leading critic of Common Core according…
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Is Core Curriculum Rotten?

There has never been more controversy surrounding an educational initiative than with the common core. Is core curriculum rotten? Most educational experts agree common core curriculum is not the solution to closing the achievement gap. Too bad politicians are the ones with the final say. Common Core Curriculum is meant to be an equalizing force. However,…
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What’s Your Brand of Common Core Change?

Have you thought about your brand of common core change? Cross Post by Dr. Sheron Brown  What’s Your Brand of Common Core Change? There’s much talk of transforming teacher practice. Along with that is a discourse on how different the internationally benchmarked Common Core standards are from standards States have used in the past. With that being…
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