Archive for September, 2014

The politics behind common core

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Just over a week ago, I wrote about how the facts have been overshadowed by bad information in the Common Core debate. I knew something was wrong with this picture, but I couldn’t point to the exact problem. Sure, it had to do with politics, but what exactly was going on?

I did a little digging and found an article in the August 24, 2014, edition of The Columbus Dispatch.  I remember reading the article before, but it didn’t have as ...

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Common core opponents are forgetting one thing–the kids

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Have you been listening to the recent debate about the Common Core standards?  If so, you should have noticed two things.  First, the objections focus on things other than the standards that comprise Common Core: Common Core is being forced upon the states by the federal government. Common Core mandates teaching methods for the states. In essence, Common Core is a horrible overreach by big government.

The problem is, none of this is true. Reliable news sources have reported that Common ...

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