Thursday, July 25, 2013

Common Core: Read More About It

Here are just a few articles on Common Core:

Education, the Bible and Obama's Common Core by Jane Robbins, Catholic Exchange, July 25, 2013

David Coleman, the non-English teacher who wrote the Common Core national English language arts (ELA) standards, is conducting a charm offensive to persuade Christians to embrace the new national standards. According to Mr. Coleman, students “educated” under Common Core will be better readers and better able to understand Scripture, and thus will enjoy deeper and more satisfying spiritual lives. Quite a claim for any set of school standards – much less standards based on an arid view of workforce-training rather than true education.
The central organizing theme of the Common Core ELA standards is that study of creative literature must be diminished in favor of nonfiction “informational texts.” The idea is that students should be drilled in the types of documents they are more likely to encounter in their entry-level jobs (and make no mistake, Common Core is a workforce-development model, not an education model).

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http://catholicexchange.com/education-the-bible-and-obamas-common-core/

Worried About Privacy? How About Common Core? by Dr. Paul Kengor,  Catholic Lane,  July 22, 2013
 
There’s an intense debate right now over “Common Core,” a major effort to implement a set of federal education standards in public schools nationwide. The Common Core State Standards thus far have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Though it isn’t my area of expertise, I’ve received numerous impassioned emails on the subject. Among them, one person’s concerns particularly struck me.

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There’s an intense debate right now over “Common Core,” a major effort to implement a set of federal education standards in public schools nationwide. The Common Core State Standards thus far have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.
Though it isn’t my area of expertise, I’ve received numerous impassioned emails on the subject. Among them, one person’s concerns particularly struck me.
- See more at: http://catholiclane.com/worried-about-privacy-how-about-common-core/#sthash.PmbN7p9q.dpuf

http://catholiclane.com/worried-about-privacy-how-about-common-core/


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