....It's dumbing down your children! Parents need to study the Common Core to understand what's happening to your children. All children will be impacted by this because testing will be developed based on Common Core, textbooks will be developed based on Common Core, etc. Common Core centralizes decision making among a few people who think they know what's good for everybody, although many of these elitists won't subject their own children it. Common Core eliminates choice in education. It treats children as little automatons who can all be wound up and come out according to the goals of the clockmaker. Common Core is an experiment. It was developed without any study, with no impact from parents, and some of it is downright ridiculous.
Education must be individual because children are individuals.
They learn in different ways, they have different talents and interests. Common Core ignores that reality. In order to homogenize standards, you have to dumb down education to the lowest common denominator. Kids come from different homes, different backgrounds, different exposures. There cannot be one-size-fits all education.
For more information, watch the video below. Yikes! Bracelets on students to measure their behavior and interest, etc.? Wow! Sounds like student guinea pigs. Pavlov, call Common Core. If you want to see what's going on here, read Brave New World. Educator John Gatto calls this "a vast Utopian scheme." If you think kids are little robots to be programmed by elitists who opt out their own kids from Common Core. (Sidwell Friends where the Obama girls go to school sure doesn't sound like they use the Common Core curriculum.) Note -- I have no idea why the video is titled as it is since there is nothing in the video about kids reacting to 2 + 2 = 5. But it is still informative and