Friday, November 22, 2013

Louisiana 'Drops Out' of Common Core Education Standards

Via avordvet

 Louisiana State Superintendent of Education John White announced Thursday the state would drop out of Common Core State Standards Initiative, the federal government's rigorous grade-by-grade educational standards, for at least two years, The Times Picayune reported.

Instead of Common Core's English and math expectations, White said the state would be shifting to "a long-term, 10-year view of what our education system can accomplish with these standards."

The announcement came after months of pressure from parents, teachers, and political groups urging the state to delay or drop the standards all together, the newspaper said.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was lambasted for blaming the growing opposition to the controversial Common Core state education standards on wealthy "white" mothers upset to learn their children are not as bright as they thought."

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  1. Putting your children in a government "school" is tantamount to child abuse. Some of the life lessons I learned in high school that have haunted me for the following 30 years are to always carry a weapon, always keep a wall to your back, always sit where you can see the door, and never start a fight but if attacked counterattack immediately and with as much ferocity as you can muster (and aim for the pack leader). And don't trust self-anointed "authority." Everything I learned academically was despite the school environment, not because of it. Communist Core sounds like it takes an already failed "school" system and somehow manages to make it even worse, a combination of prison and government indoctrination camp.

    1. You went through that 30 years ago? I would never have dreamed.