Critiquing Common Core

Excerpt from one of the comments:

“Whether you’re a small town conservative, an urban liberal or a moderate suburbanite, you share one thing in common: You and the other parents in your community want to control your local schools. You paid for them, your children attend them and your community has embedded their deepest values within them. Rural conservatives don’t trust the big corporations obviously lusting to turn our schools into “competitive private businesses”. Moderate suburbanites don’t want a government bureaucrat, isolated in Washington DC, overriding local choices. And progressive city dwellers don’t want ideologues and miscreants driven by excessive greed to succeed in their goal of corporate control and privatization.”

Funny, while the mainstream media and our elected officials obsess about the need for greater “civility”, “compromise” and “bipartisanship” among our elected officials, to no avail, we the “little people”—are taking matters into our own hands, not waiting for the often corrupt “masters” to give us permission, hoping they’ll do the right thing in the legislature, on our behalf.
Instead, conservative, independent and progressive citizens are now TALKING and LEARNING from each other, and finding out in the process that WE are the ones practicing true “non-partisan” values when it comes to common core and other aspects of so-called “education reform”.

And we’re also learning to bridge the cultural divide, push past the stilted stereotypes, and focus on the things we DO share in common, not letting our obvious differences on other issues divide us.

Maybe that’s the best thing that will come out of Common Core: when historians look back, as they will, and see the decimated remains of this deeply deceptive and fraudulent scam, they’ll also see the roots of a new American pragmatism, a handshake across the once vast chasm, united as Americans, in defense of our schools and our children’s future. ALL of our children’s futures!”

http://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/anti-cc-bill.html

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