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Common Core education goals come under fire

April 23, 2013

Three years after Ohio adopted the Common Core educational standards and a little more than 15 months from the start of the first year in which students will be tested on them, the standards are......

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wps3417

Apr-23-13 7:37 AM

Some of our local education people need to do some digging of their own and stop buying everything coming from the ODE. Tehy are in for a BIG surprise if this monster can't be stopped.

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Orchardfarmer

Apr-23-13 7:47 AM

The real hidden purpose of Common Core is in the testing mechanism. It requires that all students will have access to a modern computer. Is it any wonder since Bill Gates largely funded the development of the program?

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BobEredics

Apr-23-13 8:01 AM

What works well that is birthed in Washington? CC requires tests for students and the results are not available locally. Curriculum is dictated from a private source. This is a race to equality ... Lowest common cause. Look this up it is bad. Funding for fed school $ is dependent on compliance I call that bribery. Educate yourself or for ever hold your peace (or loss of freedom) the gov. Owns our child.. Pray for America.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 9:01 AM

Common Core is not what we need for the education of our kids. I urge people to look into this.

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Crandall

Apr-23-13 10:14 AM

So ya voted for it BEFORE it was written? Oh yeah, that's real bright. Sort of like signing a contract before you read it. We send you twits there to do a job, which does not includes voting for something before you know what it is. It's call buying a pig in a poke and it doesn't usually work out well for the buyer......as clearly shown here.

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rollingstone

Apr-23-13 10:24 AM

ask not: you are absolutely right on this one. public education is broken beyond repair.

the only voice that each of us really has is to starve the beast to death by voting against ALL levies which i intend to do from here on out

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 10:35 AM

The article is factually wrong about data mining. The state shares all of this information with the Federal govt., and it is the Feds that share the info. Please dig for the real answer.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 10:45 AM

People need to think about this. In the early 1950's the US had an education system that produced some of the best minds of the 20th Century. We were at the top in terms of Education. Since that time, we have spent more and more money and continued to see a decline in the quality of our education system. I would suggest that people go back and see what factors have contributed to this decline. What events happened that led to our own demise? When did the DOE come into being and what kind of success have we seen from them? Look for these answers with an open mind, and you will be shocked at what you find.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 11:04 AM

Oh, that non-fiction reading they were talking about in the article....that consists of Executive orders on Energy and EPA manuals. Not like they would try to indoctrinate our kids or anything. And not a word about the new science standards that promote man made global warming as fact.

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 12:39 PM

"Oh, that non-fiction reading they were talking about in the article....that consists of Executive orders on Energy and EPA manuals" Unresearched GARBAGE!!!!

From the Common Core appendix B, not a Tea Party website, here is a suggested reading list for grades 3-5:

Informational texts Berger, Melvin. Discovering Mars: The Amazing Story of the Red Planet Carlisle, Madelyn Wood. Let’s Investigate Marvelously Meaningful Maps Lauber, Patricia. Hurricanes: Earth’s Mightiest Storms Otfinoski, Steve. The Kid’s Guide to Money: Earning It, Saving It, Spending It, Growing It, Sharing It Wulffson, Don. Toys!: Amazing Stories Behind Some Great Inventions Schleichert, Elizabeth. “Good Pet, Bad Pet.” Kavash, E. Barrie. “Ancient Mound Builders.” Koscielniak, Bruce. About Time: A First Look at Time and Clocks Banting, Erinn. England the Land Hakim, Joy. A History of US Ruurs, Margriet. My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World Simon, Seymour. Horses

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 12:41 PM

replace **** with . o r g

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 12:45 PM

RiverRat, I have educated myself quite a bit on this. I have even read the words of the people that created it. The curriculum allows for a 15% add on by schools, but the standards remain. I suggest you go educate yourself and learn to read context as well as application.

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 12:47 PM

Minimum Standards for Windows: Desktop, Laptop, Netbook, and Thin Client Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications Windows,4 Windows XP–Service Pack 3 Memory 512 MB of RAM 1 GB RAM or greater Computers must be able to connect to the Internet via wired or wireless networks. Screen Size 9.5 inch screen size or larger Input Device Requirements Keyboard, Mouse or Touchpad

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 12:48 PM

Minimum Standards for Mac: Desktop, Laptop, Netbook, and Thin Client Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications Mac OS 10.5 Memory 512 MB of RAM 1 GB RAM or greater Computers must be able to connect to the Internet via wired or wireless networks. Screen Size 9.5 inch screen size or larger Input Device Requirements Keyboard, Mouse or Touchpad

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 12:49 PM

OrchardFarmer - Those are the minimum requirements for computers for the PARCC assessment which Ohio has selected. All schools currently have these in place as we speak.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 12:50 PM

. org is the *****

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 12:52 PM

I would suggest being careful about your "unresearched garbage" when you failed to even read all of your own link. It is all their my friend. You look quite foolish now.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 12:59 PM

Most people fail to realize that much of this grant money earmarked for schools actually ends up in the hands of large corps. This is very big business and sold to the public as helping kids. They fail to tell you about the line of big companies making huge profits from public money.

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 1:07 PM

Harley - you are right, in the 183 page document there is ONE reference to an EPA document.

In your original reference to this, you said "manuals". With my grasp of the English language that is plural, meaning more than one.

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 1:09 PM

Harley I have read all the trees and seen the all of the forest as well.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 1:11 PM

RiverRat, the point is that this is the type of reading that is being pushed. I believe the new "standard" is 70% of non-fiction while the classics take a back seat. In other words, kids are not going to be using how to use their imagination much. I will tell you that this is not a right left issue, both sides don't like it. The math testing takes points off if you do the problem wrong. It will not matter that the answer is right.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 1:12 PM

RiverRat, once again you show us your brilliant understanding of the written word. I never said anything about trees or forests. FAIL!!!

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RiverRat

Apr-23-13 1:13 PM

"The math testing takes points off if you do the problem wrong. It will not matter that the answer is right."

Not completely accurate: it will take points off it you do not demonstrate an legitimate process of arriving at the right answer. You will also get credit for having the correct answer. This is testing a deeper understanding of the material rather than just guessing the correct multiple choice answer.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 1:14 PM

RiverRat, you fail to get 1 post with a few sentences right. Why in the world would we expect you to understand the vast volumes of Common Core? I am thinking you are way off base on much of your comprehending based on your ability to get one post wrong.

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Harleyrider

Apr-23-13 1:18 PM

RiverRat, I talked to a teacher that is in charge of implementing the standard. She assured me that I am in fact correct on this. It is not about choosing multiple choice, it is about following their process to the letter or losing points. Nice try, but I suggest you get better sources.

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