Though students, parents, teachers, and student teachers all have issues with some aspect of Common Core, its implementation or enactment, the problem in not in the processes of the system, the problem is the current system of education.
The information, research, personal and anecdotal evidence, and general knowledge surrounding Common Core is creating a groundswell of opposition to standardized testing, data collection, using test scores to evaluate teachers, imposing common core practices on student teachers, and the high cost of educational failure.
Changing the test won’t improve the results, any process created by a failing system of education to evaluate teachers would work against the most successful teachers and promote those most intimidated by the punitive culture of education thereby propagating and perpetuating that culture; aligning teaching practices with the Common Core is expected, while decreasing data collection and increasing funding are irrelevant to student success.
All of these things are negotiable.
This fight is about our children!
It is time parents stand up and demand an excellent, child centered, developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that discovers, develops, and directs the gifts and talents of ALL children.
It is time teachers stand up and demand that they be able to properly educate their students by engaging their passions, passionately role modeling the excitement of learning and becoming and being a life long learner.
It is time the community stand up and demand that their tax dollars be utilized to equitably fund the educational success of All children regardless of their parents socioeconomic position or residence.
It is time we change education back to its original intent, to educate and grow leaders that will make this country a strong, powerful, righteous nation.
It is time we all stand together, and draw a line the sand that says, “We will no longer stand for the educational failure of our children.”
Our children’s future depends on our efforts to change the focus of education so that it concentrates on creating confident, self-disciplined, respectful citizens and leaders of the United States and the world.
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