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God bless our teachers! But I am beginning to think that administrators and creators of curriculum are emissaries of evil. They may think they are doing the right thing, but then again I wonder how thorough and rational that thinking is. Or maybe it's just another part of a bigger conspiracy to control the world population.
Schools are either now back in session or will be soon. There is an increasing amount of buzz over a new curriculum being instituted in schools across the country. Common Core is the bane of many teachers who are having to relearn how and what they teach. Sure, there are some who come to the defense of Common Core, but I am hearing increasingly negative reports as more teachers are introduced to the program.
When I initially heard about Common Core I had my usual suspicions, but didn't give it too much thought. Then I began to hear some odd reports about the program. I began doing some research on the internet. What I found left me incredulous. If you're not familiar with Common Core do the research for yourself. This is especially important if you have children or grandchildren in a school system where the program has been or is going to be added.
I still don't know too much about Common Core so that's why this is my topic for today. Maybe some of you can enlighten us about the Common Core program. To me something smells fishy. Now I'm tossing out the bait to see if anyone will bite.
You can find many videos on YouTube about Common Core, pro and con. The following excellent video was brought to my attention at the site Old Virginia Blog. I think the indoctrination they suggest sounds very suspicious and creepy. This is the stuff of speculative or science fiction. The video here concerns first and third grade. What I've seen about middle school and high school text books is outrageous and highly disturbing.
Do you keep up with what your kids learn in school? Are you familiar with Common Core? What do you think is the intent of the federal government regarding education?