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Reject Common Core

January 30, 2014

To the editor: Common Core standards threaten parents’ rights, children’s privacy, and traditional American values. Washington bureaucrats don’t know what’s best for America’s kids. Since D.C....

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Feb-06-14 8:02 PM

“The Common Core State Standards - an education initiative that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. It’s sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.” Wikipedia

Governors and education chiefs determined national minimum standards to be achieved by students. How teachers and schools reach those levels of learning is up to them. I can’t imagine not having minimum standards. How different is that from previous grade levels math, reading, comprehension and critical thinking? I’m thinking a group of home schoolers, anti-science and creationists are behind the fight against national standards. I think they want American style Madrasas.

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