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The Incredibly Stupid War on
the Common Core

Daily Beast, by Charles Upton Sahm

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Posted By:tisHimself, 4/21/2014 7:22:12 AM

An unholy alliance between the Tea Party and the teachers’ unions threatens to derail the most promising education reform in decades. Like Rocky in the early rounds, the new Common Core math and reading standards are being pummeled left and right. From the left: Education icon Diane Ravitch says the Common Core represents a “utilitarian view of education” that is too focused on testing, data, and accountability. From the right, “ObamaCore” is denounced as federal intrusion. Heritage Foundation education fellow Lindsey Burke calls it “an effort to impose a uniform, standardized curriculum across the country.” From the further right, the always

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: John c, 4/21/2014 7:41:12 AM     (No. 9818442)

from the Daily Beast page.
-Charles Sahm is the deputy director of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for State and Local Leadership, where he directs the institute’s education-reform initiative.-

Another tax funded bureaucrat.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: trackman999, 4/21/2014 7:43:47 AM     (No. 9818443)

All you need to read is " the most promising education reform in decades". It´s indoctrination and left wing ideology. "They don´t like it that we know what this this garbage is and are fighting against it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JimS, 4/21/2014 7:44:06 AM     (No. 9818444)

As spoken from the Incredibly Stupid and Leftist Daily Beast.

Common Core is nothing but a dumbed-down curricula, geared to the lowest common denominator in the classroom, and fully politicized with anti-American and anti-white (white privilege, doncha know?) propaganda. It fails to teach basics--like fundamental arithmetic--in any meaningful way. Any teacher will tell you that it stinks.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: tren9, 4/21/2014 7:49:02 AM     (No. 9818449)

Common Core does not teach the kids to read and understand the Ninth and Tenth amendments to the Constitution...

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ruready?, 4/21/2014 7:59:20 AM     (No. 9818463)

Stay....Out....of....Our.....Lives. Get it Now or is it you that is incredibly stupid???

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 4/21/2014 8:14:57 AM     (No. 9818485)

You cannot improve education by centralized standards. The only way to fix education is on a local basis because every student learns in a different way and the method used must be customized to the individual child. The biggest problem with Common Core (and all similar programs) is that we do not agree as a country on what children MUST be taught. Therefore anything like Common Core will be highjacked by one special interest group or another in order to promote what THEY think is most important.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 4/21/2014 8:45:02 AM     (No. 9818532)

There is no use in discussing the merits of the Common Core standards. It is not intended to increase (or decrease) student achievement.

It has a singular purpose, to usurp local control of education and place it in the hands of federal agencies.

Once that is secured, you will see the real propaganda content rolled out. This will become the American version of Chairman Mao´s Little Red Book.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ramona, 4/21/2014 8:58:31 AM     (No. 9818551)

Memo to Mr. Sahm: the CCLS, like any other bureaucratic endeavor, sprouts tentacles that reach far into the lives of teachers and children. Examples of far-left and other idiotic insertions into the curricula have been around for decades. This isn´t new to the CC. Left-wing ideology is the default basis for Higher Education. Look deeper.

If this were only about common standards, offered as an alternative to states without the hooks to big federal bucks, Mr. Sahm would have a semi-legitimate point since some states really do have inadequate standards. But once federal funding is tied in, there is no end to the nonsense that ensues. Under No Child Left Behind we saw the Feds take control of the research agenda for reading instruction after the purported (yes, purported) failure of "Whole Language". Guess what? Unless a researcher planned to use an "approved" curricula (from which Friends of the Administration would make a financial killing), your research would not be funded. Test scores went up for decoding, down for comprehension. Who´d a thunk it?
…. to be cont.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ramona, 4/21/2014 9:00:42 AM     (No. 9818555)

cont.

Now a new industry has cropped up with schools being enticed to buy commercial products or to adopt state-approved curricula that purports to help students meet the CCLS. It´s insidious. Check out the CC "modules" for NYS. Who wrote them? Who got paid for them? Who wants their kids to sit through this crep? Who wants to teach it? Are kindergarteners better off learning about Mesopatamia when they can´t understand the difference between town, county, state, and nation?

Then there´s the unrelenting testing. So many examples abound of the stupidity and folly in this arena. Education majors in NYS are now required to take an intrusive exam (it´s actually a "performance portfolio" - not a bad scheme as a teaching tool, it´s intended purpose) - but they must do this as they student teach. The focus of student teaching becomes test completion. Can you imagine nurses taking their exams before they complete their in-hospital training? Lawyers taking the bar exam in their final semester of law school? That is how NYS operates the new certification test.

NYS had high standards before adopting CCLS. In fact we retained a portion of our reading standards because the CCLS was deemed insufficient in some areas. CCLS is a government-funded boondoggle. College to Career readiness? What folly, brought to you by the same folks who advocate citizenship for the least educated illegal workers.

Except for that, everything´s going great!
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nycvoter, 4/21/2014 9:12:44 AM     (No. 9818570)

I was at an Easter gathering and a teacher was helping a child with what I thought was division. After about 10 steps to get the answer I asked if this was common core math. He said yes (by the way he opposes it). He explained that they are teaching division by only multiplying numbers because the concept of division is too difficult for some kids. So I gave him analogy that this is UPS mathematics. Making a left turn by taking 3 right turns. How does this make our country stronger? It doesn´t. Look at the math and science superpowers (Germany, China, Japan, India...) and emulate what they have to learn. Making it easier (it´s actually more complicated) will result in an uneducated populace.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: eoddad, 4/21/2014 9:17:20 AM     (No. 9818580)

Education control needs to returned to the states and parents should be calling the shots at a local level not Bill Ayer´s leftist in Washington.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: AGGW, 4/21/2014 9:36:51 AM     (No. 9818611)

Good points #7.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 4/21/2014 9:57:41 AM     (No. 9818654)

Well said, #7.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Pinchem, 4/21/2014 10:17:44 AM     (No. 9818688)

People who say Education should be local never had a kid who went to several schools across this country and graduated behind his peers. During the war years I went to 16 different schools from grade 1 to 12. It was a nightmare for me getting different books by different authors each time and I graduated behind my peers. Thank you know-it-all-locals.

I do not favor this marxist version of Common Core. However, textbooks should be standardized by grade across the country. The books should be selected by core of teachers not by bureaucrats. Testing should be created and given by the respective teachers who taught from the book. In my day the final exam was on the entire book that the teacher taught through the year, not some government designed test. You passed or failed. Fail 2 subjects and you do the year over again. Wow Self Esteem as an incentive to do good and pass, not just handed along.

If people in the military and many corporations never moved from one place to another during their careers, then you may not give a hoot and remain in your one world town. But there has to be a better way for those millions who do move around frequently, there has to be a better way than the ignorance of "local" education.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/21/2014 10:19:32 AM     (No. 9818690)

Plain old Charles Sahm (minus the lofty Upton) is listed as an "expert" at the Manhattan Institute´s website on the page for The Center for State and Local Leadership.

Education seems to be his bag.

But if you do a Search for "common core" at Manhattan Institute´s website, you will come up dry.

This is Sahm´s separate schtick. Wonder who he works for when he is not an "expert" - one of many - listed at Manhattan Institute?

Google doesn´t have much to say about him.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Pinchem, 4/21/2014 10:20:30 AM     (No. 9818691)

cont´d

I now live in an area where most of these folks lived here all their lives and never moved. I cannot believe the ignorance of what they know about our country and the world, vs what I have learned moving around the US and overseas yet not from textbooks. It´s not because they are stupid, they were just never taught it because it was local.

If you want Dictate your kids to be locally dumb of the world then by all means demand local control. You are no better than the Dictators who want Communist Core.

I know of what I speak as I have lived it. The bad side was I didn´t have high enough scores to qualify for college. Again, thank you locals.



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Reply 17 - Posted by: BRDG, 4/21/2014 10:20:55 AM     (No. 9818693)

The idea of common core may be acceptable for poor performing inner city schools. However, here in Irvine CA, common core is significantly LOWERING the bar.

Common Core should not be mandatory for exceptional schools. Nor should the questions be mostly populated with ethnic names and same sex parents.

Equality of mediocrity will be the result.


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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/21/2014 10:22:47 AM     (No. 9818696)

Forgive the second post, but here is description of Manhattan Institute´s Education Reform mission:

EDUCATION REFORM
The educational achievement of America´s children continues to decline, despite long-term increases in public spending, improvements to the physical and technical infrastructure of schools, and a constant focus on smaller class sizes. For parents, public school options are particularly bleak in America´s cities and new ideas are needed to spur innovation and stem the achievement decline. The Center focuses on three key issues in public education including school choice, teacher quality and the role of teachers´ unions in the reform movement.


Not a word about Obama´s Common Core.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 4/21/2014 10:43:57 AM     (No. 9818728)

Sahm appears to have no background in education. Isn´t the Princeton Review staffed by students there?

Before joining the Manhattan Institute in 1998, he worked for the Princeton Review and the Boys Club of New York. His writing on education and other public policy issues has appeared in City Journal, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Los Angeles Times, and the Daily Beast.

http://choicemedia.tv/2014/02/10/charles-sahm-of-the-manhattan-institute/

He´s a policy wonk. His only experience is in developing policies. Wonkiness.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Emerson, 4/21/2014 10:50:59 AM     (No. 9818737)

Sahm appears to be using his post at what is always described as the conservative Manhattan Institute to lobby for Common Core, a decidedly liberal education program.

Clever.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: jglas, 4/21/2014 1:19:00 PM     (No. 9818905)

The idea is to create cookie cutter kids to become cookie cutter citizens to empower cookie cutter loving collectivists. The strength of America has always been its diversity. It´s even the motto of our country, ´E pluribus unum´ . . . from the many, one. That celebrates the fact that we are many and diverse but one country. Our constitution creates a government that recognizes that and restricts the power of the central government in favor of more local governments. But in spite of the fact that ´diversity´ is a battle cry of the left they seek a cookie cutter solution in order to create interchangeable citizens to more easily control them from a desired centralized all powerful government. If they succeed it really will fundamentally change America.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: gillyo, 4/21/2014 2:29:17 PM     (No. 9818974)

When I went to elementary school in the sixties all of the kids could read, do basic math, had a basic understanding of science and history, and could write well enough to be understood. We did not have yearly tests, or private tutors, but teachers who knew what they were doing, an administration who didn´t get caught up in diversity or political correctness, and parents who were on top of what was going on in their local school.

My son is a sophomore in high school who recently passed the high school graduation test with an almost perfect score. Why? Because it´s geared towards an 8th grade level, and he´s in the 10th grade. The sad part is that there are seniors who never pass the test and don´t graduate.

Somewhere along the line the standards got dumbed down to the point that even with the new Common Core standards the kids aren´t even close to where we were at their age. I´ve complained over and over again about the "A"s my son has received for work that I would have been lucky to get a "C" on at his age. The teachers have all been shocked that I´m complaining about an "A" but I feel it undermines me as a parent when my standards are higher than theirs. Teenagers soon figure out just how much they have to do to get that "A" and won´t work any harder, even if it´s for their own good.

I wish we could go back to the days when it didn´t matter what race you were or what your family life was like or what the latest political fad is, what mattered is whether or not you could read. That´s been lost and we are all suffering because of it.

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by Charlie Spiering    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/15/2014 1:34:47 PM     Post Reply
Attorney General Eric Holder encouraged Americans not to forget race while working for justice and equality in their country. “As it stands, our society is not yet color blind -- nor should it be -- given the disparities that still afflict and divide us.” Holder explained, “We must be color brave, and we must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities.” Holder made his remarks during a speech at Howard University on Tuesday for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Civil Rights Act. “We must take into account not only the

Obama AWOL as border crisis worsens
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Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/16/2014 5:02:13 AM     Post Reply
John McCain, an immigration hawk. Who knew? Mr. McCain, the highest-profile Republican of the U.S. Senate’s “Gang of Eight” that came up with amnesty as the solution to the immigration crisis — and it truly is a crisis — is finally taking a hard line against President Obama for his encouraging the tidal wave of illegal aliens swamping the southwestern border. “There has to be a halt to this,” Mr. McCain thundered Sunday on CNN. “That’s what we want, and the best way to do that is for planeloads of these young people to be returning to their country of origin

Behind the scenes at the
Clinton White House

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
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WASHINGTON — It was an enduring image of his presidency: a chastened Bill Clinton walking his dog while wife Hillary keeps her distance as the family leaves town at the height of the Monica Lewinsky scandal — but it was all part of a contrived public-repentance campaign, according to a new book. With Bill on the skids and his wife’s future prospects on the line, it was necessary for the pubic to see the president being punished, said Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper in his new book, “Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine.” “They understood that

   

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