I am seeing a lot of posts lately about Common Core. Yes, Common Core is so much bullshit, but so are most of the posts.
If you see some obscenely politically biased piece of tripe posted as an example of what common core is, recognize it for what it is.
It is a teacher, a school district, or a private company that wrote the curriculum the school is using taking advantage of your children and blaming it on a standard that doesn’t even cover most of the issues that are being blamed on it.
Common core has its issues, I am not a supporter of it. What I am a supporter of though is reality. There is a lot of BS going on out there, and they are using common core as a scapegoat to get away with it.
If you want to know what is in the Common Core, go look at it. It is easy to find. Google and Bing will bring it up real quick. I am including a link though, just in case.
It deals with mathematics and language skills. That is pretty much it. It deals with foundational educational stuff. My objections to it stem from the fact that it is very much biased towards improving things in wealthy areas, while telling pretty much everyone else they can fuck off. That is totally ignoring the fact that it is biased entirely against anyone who is not “normal.”
The worst part though is that it is a standard designed to create the workforce of the twenty first century, and not well rounded students. We don’t need more cogs. We need people.
Yes, there are plenty of reasons to dislike common core, but it designed as an economic tool to feed the corporate state capitalistic machine, and is not some liberal ploy to poison the minds of our children.
Common Core holds no political bias, but the bastards that are producing these worksheets we keep seeing on the web sure as hell do.
Yes, fight against Common Core, but also fight against the assholes who are using it as a cudgel to hammer their world views into our children’s heads. It doesn’t matter if they are left leaning or right leaning. Schools should teach children how to think, not what to think.