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Schools challenged by advancing technology

April 4, 2013

Some local school officials are concerned about having the hardware and capacity to administer new computer-based state tests set to debut in 2014-1....

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Apr-08-13 3:58 PM

oneill, there is a huge problem with common core. To help you out here, it started with Bush. See now it is okay for you to hate it.

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Apr-05-13 1:36 PM

I'm speaking only about the technology, not Common Core or standardized testing of any kind.

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Apr-05-13 1:16 PM

Tessie, this is all about Common Core. The only thing we will be left behind is the rest of the world with this crap. I suggest you go read up on this issue and you will find that this does nothing to help kids learn or set them up for success.

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Apr-05-13 10:37 AM

The price of a Chromebook or other similar device is about the same as one or maybe two new textbooks. No one seems to be too concerned when textbook manufacturers manipulate the information they include so that schools are forced to purchase new texts.

Don't hi-jack the story to focus on Common Core. Focus on the subject, which is that our children may be left behind more progressive states. If we don't embrace the way in which knowledge is currently being shared, and will be shared in the near future, Ohio, and the US will fall further behind.

We must adapt to a changing world and give our children the best opportunity to survive in that world.

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Apr-05-13 9:09 AM

irisheyes, you make no sense. Where is the wisdom in sending a whole dollar to D.C. that is earmarked for education and then getting back a fraction of that dollar? Makes more sense for that dollar to never leave the state.

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Apr-04-13 8:31 PM

-all public schools, no all schools should be federally funded, another right for the citizens of this country, sould be treated as an entitlement like social security, medicare, medicade, etc.

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Apr-04-13 3:26 PM

Here is something in Common Core that is very frightening. After CAS testing, SpEd kids will be put on their own path with their own curriculum. Does this not open the door wide for every kid being told what they will be and what level of success that they can achieve? I know it sounds like tin foil hat stuff, but this is dangerous territory. I am quite sure that the people under Hitler in Germany never thought that that would be places were people would be exterminated like animals.

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Apr-04-13 11:42 AM

6. Can We Afford All This Change: The state checkbook is struggling with money during this difficult economic time. How can we afford all the new text books, all the testing, the training, the new resources, etc. Maybe our schools would rather hire a new teacher this year than buy more materials. 7. Teaching Our Children To Be Common: Schools can add only 15% of new material to the set standards. Teachers are forced to stay in a box. Everything the same! Everybody Common! There is something to be said about a teacher that sees great potential in a student and lighting a spark with lessons that were developed for them.

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Apr-04-13 11:42 AM

3. Movement of Power: The Common Core Standards take power away from families and local schools and give it to the government and business leaders. Keeping the power at the federal level will result in our schools changing their standards each time a new administration steps into office. 4. One Size Fits All Education: 45 states in our nation will be doing exactly the same thing in our schools. What if these new methods don't work for your child? 5. The Influence of Big Money: Education reform should not come from the people in America that make the most money. Common Core Standards were influenced by the Gates Foundation and that money was able to buy a lot of propaganda.

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Apr-04-13 11:42 AM

1. Data Collecting: This should be every parent’s worst fear! Records of physical and mental health, inappropriate behavior, disciplinary actions, test scores, personal information, religious affiliation, family voting habits, etc. can now follow your child starting in pre-school to age 20. The information can be shared among government agencies and other private agencies that the school approves. This sharing can be done without your parental consent. This issue is so serious that EPIC (Electronic Privacy Inform Center) is suing the Department of Education. 2. Conflict of Interest: The private interests in D.C. that established the Common Core Standards benefit financially from the standards they set up.

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Apr-04-13 10:55 AM

Disagree all you want. This is not a left right issue. Both sides are against this.

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Apr-04-13 10:05 AM

People really need to read up on Common Core. Most are completely clueless on this issue.

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Apr-04-13 8:54 AM

Warren could have bought several new E-Readers with the money they wasted on the school field trip to Columbus.

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Apr-04-13 8:12 AM

Common Core is a very bad thing. This program has data mining and actually lowers standards as well as nationalizes the curriculum.

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Apr-04-13 6:48 AM

"traditional pen and paper test's could be administered" geesh..what an old way of thinking.How will our children learn anything having to use a pencil and paper?

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Apr-04-13 6:02 AM

The equipment issue is nothing! You better take a hard look at Common Core..... Trouble ahead when the US educucation ALL is driven from Washington. Educate the educators about common core. Be awake this is a FEDERAL take over of all schools, even home schools....

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