They were not happy with the way it intentionally dumbs down kids and made unnecessary and complex methods for working out comparatively simple issues.
There is a reason that people have learned reading, writing and arithmetic in generally the same way over the years, and that’s because the tried-and-true traditional methods work. That’s why many people wondered what the real agenda of the Common Core national standards were when the Obama administration started pushing for it so relentlessly.
This ridiculous set of educational standards has left many students and parents baffled and frustrated, and it’s believed to be a key reason that American kids are lagging behind other nations in academic performance. What would happen if we got rid of it entirely? If the results gained by one Florida school are any indication, we would likely all be much better off.
Mason Classical Academy, a charter school in Naples, Florida, prides itself on providing a classical education, which it believes brings about “superior educational results” – and leading the county in English Language Arts is proof they’re on the right track.
They have rejected the backward approach of Common Core, which sees kids memorize entire words in kindergarten before later being introduced to phonics once they are in elementary school. By that point, their brains are already used to whole words, which makes grasping the concept of phonics and applying it far more difficult than it needs to be.
What does the classical approach embraced by the Academy entail? According to their website, language-focused learning based on written and spoken words makes the brain work harder to convert words into concepts, while image-based approaches encourage passivity. The time-tested approach of phonics is very likely the reason you are able to read this article in the first place, and it’s hard to imagine why anyone would consider it inadequate.
The insanity of trying to correct the schools by using ‘new’ methods, leaving the tried and true techniques that work isn’t new. Common Core is merely the very first time that the liberals attempted to do it on a systematic level.
The frequent Core standards were developed in 2009 and released in 2010. At the moment, publishers are aligning their substances with the Common Center, tech companies are creating software and curriculum aligned with the frequent Core, and two federally-funded consortia have created online tests of the frequent Core.
The one-size fits all criteria were thrust upon our colleges without debate, in secret. They were created, similar to ObamaCare, to systematically take over the classroom.
Dr. Jane Robbins, in her 5 part series, gives you all you need to know about Common Core.