Common Core? More like Common Piece Of Crap!Submitted by prestonsteger on Sat, 09/07/2013 - 13:45
As a 16 year old in high school, I have to say that Common Core is the biggest joke ever. So bad, that even my teachers make fun of the requirements.
Here are just a few of the BS standards required:
1. Common Core requires to teachers to answer a question WITH A QUESTION. Think about it, how is a 16 year old going to comprehend that..it's stupid.
2. Common Core requires teachers to teach other subjects during a 45 minute period called MESH (Math, English, Science, History). I'm not sure this is an actual part of Common Core, but for 45 minutes a day (this is my snario), my Marketing teacher has to teach a different subject like Mondays it's Math, Tuesdays it's English, Wednesdays it's Science, and Thursdays it's History. You think a music teacher can teach Chemistry? A math teacher teach English? A early childhood teacher teach Geometry?
3. Common Core requires group work. Everyone must get in groups and do work together, but what if a person works and learns better alone? What if a person's dad just died and doesn't want to be around people? What if a person has Autism and doesn't like to be around people? Just think about it.
My school is divided on this issue. Some of my more conservative teachers flat out oppose it, some don't even care, and some of my progressive-communist teachers that claim to be republican (Marketing & English teachers) flat out worship Common Core. They love it so much that if Common Core was a person, they would marry it and have kids with it.