Dr. Peg Luksik – Common Core Standards
Excellent explanations about how the Common Core Standards were developed and all that is wrong with them – visuals and numerous personal illustrations that make sense
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Part 2 —
“The Perfect Plan To – Nationalize Education”
by Donna Garner
If a person wanted to destroy our American culture, keep this generation from communicating effectively with older generations, and make sure today’s children grow up detesting America instead of valuing our nation’s American exceptionalism, the best plan would be to implement the Common Core Standards (CCS) into every school in America.
That is exactly what Obama and his administration are trying to do, and 45 states (plus D. C.) originally committed to the CCS (before the standards had even been released publicly). However, because of a groundswell of negative responses from the grassroots, a large number of states are now rethinking their commitment to the CCS.
TEACHERS REQUIRED TO DO…
As directed by the CCS, teachers have to make sure that by the time students graduate in 2014, 70% percent of books studied must be nonfiction (i.e., informational text); and those nonfiction selections must be taught in a “close reading” process. That means students must not be given any background information or historical significance of a nonfiction piece before reading it. For instance, the Declaration of Independence must be presented devoid of what was occurring in the United States at the time this monumental document was written, leaving students with a shallow understanding of the courage and revolutionary spirit that moved the signers to voice their opposition to tyranny.
Just as importantly, how many English teachers could possibly cover the great classic pieces of fiction literature in only 30% of classroom time? None. For instance, it takes at least four to six weeks in English I to cover Great Expectations, which is one of the most outstanding, applicable, and character-building books for early-high school teens to read.
PLEASE CONTINUE READING AT THIS LINK TO SEE HOW I ARRIVED AT THE CONCLUSION POSTED BELOW:
Reading with ease and comprehension forms the cornerstone upon which success in all other school courses is based. Reading the literary classics takes time but opens doors of opportunity and understanding for students. The study of the Bible as literature is fundamental to a student’s education. Biblical allusions exist in the classics as well as in modern literature. Including the study of the Bible gives students a broader understanding of the major works that they will read in school and later in life.
Because the Common Core Standards diminish time spent on the great classic pieces of the world, many of which were written by authors “who cut their teeth” on the Bible, students who largely study informational text through the “close method” will lack an understanding of American exceptionalism. We as Americans must not allow this to happen to our children and grandchildren who are the future of this great nation.
12.11.09 TO 7.19.13
COMPILED OVER 4 YEARS BY DONNA GARNER — FROM 12.11.09 THROUGH 7.19.13
HISTORY OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS — LIST OF ANTI-COMMON CORE STANDARDS RESOURCES:
*These are some of the best resources that clearly explain why the Common Core Standards/Race to the Top are harmful to our school children. I have taken the liberty to change a few of the titles to help readers locate articles more easily.
Because so many people now receive their information through iPads, iPhones, and the social media, I have posted my Updated Anti-Common Core Standards Resource List (12.11.09 through 7.19.13) at two different links for easy access. This way a person can have the list handy whenever information on Common Core Standards is needed:
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**The beginning point – an understanding of Type #1 and Type #2 philosophies of education:
[The arrows mean “lead to.”]
National standards → national assessments → national curriculum → national teacher evaluations with teachers’ salaries tied to students’ test scores → teachers teaching to the test each and every day → national indoctrination of our public school children → national database of students and teacherscontaining personally intrusive information