What is it about Common Core that makes it so bad?Submitted by George Strait on Wed, 04/09/2014 - 21:12
I don't see anything egregious about a national curriculum, especially compared to anything else being done by the Federal gov't.
The main problem that I can see is that the standards are ridiculous.
Would Common Core be such a horrible thing if they dusted off 1912 arithmetic/algebra lessons and a few early 20th century writing textbooks as the national curriculum?
Between the two, I prefer a national standard over a national curriculum, which would let everyone figure out how to meet or exceed it. Given a third option, obviously I prefer the Federal Government forget there is such a thing as education.
Is your main beef that Common Core is Federal, or that Common Core totally sucks?