Common Core

If you actually compare the CC math curriculum with what we had in DC beforehand, supposedly based on the Massachusetts standards, there are places where it’s better and places where it’s worse.
To me that’s not the big deal. It’s everything else: the idea that every teacher has to march through them at the exact speed using the exact same lessons and evaluations (or else kids March thru a computerized set of lessons w little or no personal input or cooperation from others) so that DATA can be collected and punishments and cash handed out to adults — while cheating kids out of any sort of interesting lessons a teacher (shudder ! A mere teacher!) might devise. Especially if they teach poor kids.

Published in: on August 11, 2015 at 1:23 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. I couldn’t have said it better.


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