Education: Will the Federal Government Encouraging States to Adopt the Common Core Curriculum Ensure a More Educated Nation?

Education: Will the Federal Government Encouraging States to Adopt the Common Core Curriculum Ensure a More Educated Nation?

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The federal government encouraging states to adopt the Common Core curriculum will not now, nor will it ever, ensure a more educated nation. The Common Core represents a federal takeover of our education system and will compromise the future of the United States. The Common Core mission statement is flowery, embellished, and designed to mislead the American public.
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
The Common Core will do none of the above and is bad for students, teachers, parents, taxpayers, and worst of all it isn’t even constitutional. Although other issues can successfully be dealt with on the federal level, education is an issue that should be left in the hands of the states.
Countless students will struggle to succeed under the new Common Core Standards. The Common Core may slightly benefit a few students who would be considered “average”, but will fail to inspire “slow” or “gifted” slow to achieve. They will also have their right’s to privacy even further infringed on by “data mining”. The “Common Core will track information on religious practices, political beliefs, “sex behaviors and attitudes”, and more” (Freedom Works). The Common Core operates under the premise that all students are identical and can learn in the same ways. The new standards will compromise student c...


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