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
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Unfortunately under the Common Core, students in America will continue to under-perform. Future Americans will be taken advantage of by more intelligent people from other countries. I am glad that at least my education won’t be tarnished by these new ridiculous standards. The Common Core will frustrate most teachers very quickly. It is all to similar to the failed No Child Left Behind Act (2001) and will force teachers to basically “teach the test”. Teachers will find that their jobs will become very repetitive and that their efforts to teach will be marginalized. Methods that have been carefully cultivated will become obsolete and when the Common Core inevitably fails, teachers will likely be among the first to be blamed. “Such pedagogy makes school wildly boring", says an English teacher who was asked about the new standards, “Students are not asked to connect what they read yesterday to what they are reading today, or what they read in English to what they read in science." Under the Common Core curriculum students will be taught about The Gettysburg Address without any context. Classes will be “analyzing” the document prior to learning about the Civil War! The Common Core does not bode well for parents either as they will have a significantly reduced influence on their children’s education. Parent Teacher Associations that have made enormous