Two months ago while walking into a middle school in Cache Valley I encountered
a teacher on the way to her car. "What do you do here"?, I asked. "I
teach 6th grade math", was her response."What is 1/2+1/3"? Her
response? "1/5". I thought I had maintained a benign countenance, but
she began shifting gears and making some mental adjustments. She was patient
enough to hear me out as I explained it without pencil and paper. 2+3=5 and
2X3=6 and your answer is 5/6. She exploded saying that you cannot " . . .do
it that way in Common Core . . . .".Perhaps we need a dual
curriculum similar to the Stamford program?
RedWings,What political and social agenda's are found in the
common core being that are being used to indoctrinate kids? Could you show us
those with specific references? How was it forced upon states? Didn't
each individual state legislature have to agree to adopt it?
Common Core was shoved in governors' faces, along with huge dollar promises
if they implemented it. Now that we see what it is really all about, and the
"standardized" cirriculum and tests that go with it, some are trying to
pull out. CC has standards, but they are low. Also, it prmotes a
certain social and political agenda favored by its creators (headed by Bill
Gates). I am glad to see more opposition to this direct use of public schools
to indoctrinate kids into certain opinions and ways of thinking....