Common Core Not for the Common Good

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“Nineteen countries and education systems scored higher than the United States in reading on the 2012 Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA, up from nine systems when the test was last administered in 2009. “While we’re standing still, other countries are making progress,” said Jack Buckley, the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, which issued the U.S. report on PISA.” (Heitin). From the outside the initiative, “Common Core” that President Obama and the government have been pushing since 2009 seems like it would be a great thing for education ,our children, and the future of our society, but once you look closer it is not. I believe that we definitely need serious improvement in the US educational system; but Common Core is not the answer. We as citizens, whether we have children in the school system or not should not allow for implementation of this curriculum in our states and in our schools. Common Core infringes on the US Constitution, it has serious growing opposition from many educators and parents that it is worse than the current curriculums that many states already have in place, it hinders states and hinders parents right of choice of education for their children and will be very costly to implement and all this to be funded on the taxpayers backs.
Common Core is a new way of learning, called conceptual learning. There are all new textbooks, technology and training of teachers required. It is said that State education chiefs and governors in 48 states came together to develop the Common Core, a set of clear college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics and it is supposed to be designed to ensure that...

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