dldelancey Posted October 10, 2013 Share Posted October 10, 2013 Carol,I know you didn't ask me, but for the record, I disapprove of a curriculum that takes autonomy from teachers, places an unnecessary amount of administrative overhead on teachers, is not clear in its expectations or is contradictory in its expectations, and does not take into account the individuality of each student. I believe Common Core to be guilty of all of the above. I believe the curriculum that has been in place in the state of LA for a number of years to also be guilty of all of the above. That's one of the reasons I chose to put my son in private school because it is not bound by the state mandated curriculum. Now it has chosen to adopt Common Core, I want to know why and in what ways specifically it will implement the standards. It may be that I'm okay with their plan, but I don't know yet.Marotta,I agree that there are those who are throwing daggers at Common Core without understanding what it is. I also agree that there are those who are against it simply because of its origination within the "left." However, there are a great many of us who are basing our conclusions on research and rational thought, not media hype and political agendas. In fact, I'm not even sure the political agenda is as clearcut as you make it. Bobby Jindal, my governor, is a Republican but is a strong supporter of Common Core. My son attends a Catholic school. The Archdiocese is about as right-wing as you can get, and yet, we're getting Common Core.Edited to add: MM, looks like we cross-posted. I see now that I probably misunderstood your prior point re: the political agenda. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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