Common Core is a socialist education model that has been adopted by most states in the union. It will require every student in the nation’s schools to learn according to the same standards in the same way with limited flexibility on the part of teachers. Teachers will be judged in part by their adherence to and success with these rigid standards.
Common Core is defined by Wiki as “clear, measurable standards for all school students. Rather than norm-referenced rankings, a standards-based system measures each student against the concrete standard. Curriculum, assessments, and professional development are aligned to the standards.”
What they don’t say is that the testing requirements which go along with the standards have the end result of nationalizing education, something disallowed under our Constitution.
The Common Core comes with a database that tracks children and their families from pre-K until they enter the workforce.
The leftist idea has been around for decades but it found a path to actualization with Barack Obama’s Race to the Top. States were offered substantial funds to implement Common Core and they were threatened with the loss of Title I funding if they didn’t. Most Governors adopted the Common Core sight unseen.
The curricula recommended for social studies and science resembles the UN Education First Curricula.
Communists like Van Jones have given input into the curricula in New York via the Speak Truth to Power lessons included in the New York State P-12 Common Core Learning Standards for ELA/Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12. What could possibly go wrong with that?
The SAT’s have announced that they will align with the Common Core.
If schools want their students to go to college, they won’t be able to opt-out of Common Core.
There might be no turning back.