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Walt Handelsman

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  1. ChevJames007

    ChevJames007 said, 11 months ago

    Well, it’s still wrong!

  2. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, 11 months ago

    Punishment by the govt when a state stands up for their rights. Can you say tyranny?

  3. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, 11 months ago

    @churchillwasright

    Good link; you should try reading it for understanding and not just examples of what you already believe. It’s not about history.

    But what can you expect from someone who confuses “can do multiplication table in my head…” with understanding math.

    Reading a little farther: "Q: What are the Common Core State Standards?

    A: The standards spell out, grade by grade, the reading and math skills that students should have as they go from kindergarten through high school. For example, a first-grade reader should be able to use a story’s pictures and details to describe its characters and then in second grade, be able to compare and contrast two versions of a story like Cinderella. In math, a first-grade student should be able to add and subtract, and in third grade do multiplication and division. The Common Core is not a day-by-day curriculum that dictates teachers’ lessons.

    Q: What’s different from the old standards?

    A: The new standards are considered more rigorous because they require students to think and reason more. The English standards rely on a more even mix of literary and informational texts, such as the Declaration of Independence. The math standards focus not only on the how, but the why, of problem-solving. As a result, standardized tests designed to track students’ progress are more involved than the typical fill-in-the-bubble exams, translating to delays between test day and results, as well as higher costs to pay graders to reach short-answer responses."

  4. saywhatwhat

    saywhatwhat said, 11 months ago

    I’m actually against most forms of top down standardized testing. A basic CORE in Math and English is not a bad idea (this one was initiated at the State level) but teachers should be encouraged to spend more time teaching and not more time preparing for yet another standardized test fostered on an unsuspecting public by corporate interests.

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