I'm not so excited about the Common Core Curriculum that has been pushed into our school system. In short, my reasoning is simply that I think localized control of education is the best answer for the KIDS (who should really be our #1 concern, not funding). At first glance it just seems like a bunch of "normal" standards but overall it gives federal government too much control over what our children need to be learning. It is simply a gateway, in my opinion, to pushing socialized agendas into our schools. I'm still trying to read more about this and to learn more ways in which to combat the idea of a nationwide curriculum. I'd love to hear your thoughts...pros and cons (because I know there are some out there who are more savvy on this subject than I).
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Common Core: Good Idea?