Poll: Support For Common Core Drops Among Teachers

By: Tuesday August 19, 2014 10:04 am

The push to homogenize public education around worthless standards known as Common Core has lost considerable support among teachers. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is the brain child of so called “ed reformers” and the testing companies that will benefit from Common Core’s implementation.

 

Learning the Hard Way: The False Promises of Standardized Tests

By: Sunday April 21, 2013 4:00 pm

My daughter sees a math tutor, a bright young med school student from Pakistan. She told me last weekend my daughter still struggles, but she was shocked to hear that “every single kid” in her class has a math tutor. I was shocked to learn this too, but for another reason.

Over a decade ago, the federal government sought to “fix” low-performance in schools, but not by increasing learning, rather by increasing standardized testing and leveling threats against those whose scores don’t magically rise. In NY and NJ, newly implemented evaluations say teachers who show progress on student’s standardized test scores are more likely to retain their jobs, and in some cases might “win” cash bonuses.

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