Common core continues to indoctrinate the young, with bogus history
Its up to parents to monitor what content is being taught.
You cannot monitor what you cannot see or hear. I cannot comment on Common Core, but re: CSCOPE, parents were originally not given access to the lesson plans, supposedly due to “intellectual property concerns.” It was hidden in a veil of secrecy. CSCOPE has been strategically rebranded as TEKS Resource System.
Here are some comments from reviewers on the committee formed by the Texas SBOE:
On the lack of transparency:“Some of our most qualified reviewers felt handicapped in their work due to not having the full documentation with the supplemental addendum of supporting aids included with the CSCOPE lesson plan materials.”
“Other than handouts, posters, computer research of undeterminable content or material written on the board, unless the student is allowed to bring all the material disseminated in a class home, it is impossible to know what “history” is being learned or for that matter, being taught. This is the greatest drawback of not having textbooks. At least with textbooks, a parent could read what the student is required to read. This brings me to the obvious: the student doesn’t have to read. Reading stimulates the brain and requires discipline. Effective reading is essential to be successful in virtually all careers. CSCOPE has tossed reading out the window in favor of group chit-chat sessions where the students are expected to teach the students."
On the US Government curriculum: "The curriculum is not rigorous enough for seniors in high school; very light weight. One panelist even thought that it was for a lower grade level."
"Really strong instructors would be needed to overcome the weaknesses in the curriculum."
On economics: “Lesson one assumes that the FDIC is infallible and will always bailout insolvent banks and protect savers."
On world history: “Some panel members felt strongly that inappropriate levels of political correctness prevented objective and accurate presentation.”
quote:Common Core is not a curriculum. It is a set of standards around which curricula must be built to ensure that students meet those standards. When claims are made as to programs aligned to the Common Core, the truth is that no such curriculum exists off the shelf. For example, that's why I asked CC proponents exactly what texts or programs they were referencing earlier in the thread.
this has not a damn thing to do with common core!
quote:Standards include: English Language arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects ( LINK)
common core standards pertain only to English and math
No, the meaning is that the REASON we have the right to bear arms
No it isn't.
But the devil is in the details. The CC technique for encouraging students to "engage more critically" can entail presenting marginal material along side quality sources as equivalent to stimulate student involvement. Much as with teaching Creationism along side Evolution, it enables predisposed students to accept BS as legitimized classroom material. In this case, that's how the OP has to do with CC.
Standards include: English Language arts, History/Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, and Technical Subjects
quote:Thanks for your perspective.
i teach hs chem and i can tell you right now cscope is a complete fricking joke ...
quote:Well, since you replied to me on this, I'll address it from my perspective.
i do laugh at the "conservative" who bitch about "liberal" teachings ... most of you "conservatives" aren't conservative at all ... you're Republicans who have no more in common with conservatism than libs and Democrats ...
quote:Like most people, my views rarely fall in lock step with any one candidate. But our choices are so limited and the third party candidates have not made as many strides as some of us would like to see. Sadly, too much campaign money is tied to being an "R" or "D".
so many of you "conservatives" want school choice, but you keep voting for republicans, who seldom ever support real school choice
quote:Umm, not necessarily. People like me who choose private school are actually contributing to a growing job market for those who are committed to a more conservative and workable academia. School choice with vouchers would only grow that market.
[school choice] would mean a lot of Republican principals/superintendents/etc might lose their jobs, and Republicans are just as supportive of big government as the Dems are ..