Today most of the public education is not about really learning, its about following the guide lines the government sets. What they are now teaching is socialism in the schools or they are just baby sitters while they brain wash the kids to think in the socialist ways, that what they are learning and very few of the kids can stand on their own with out someone holding their hands to lead them. But that is now the Gov way....
The U.S. Department of Education should be eliminated. Period! It is simply another Federal organization designed to foster and promote lemming like behavior in those who fall under its mandates. More leftist liberal-progressive indoctrination for the young. It subjugates and literally turns the States into whores for money.
I got 3 grand kids and 2 are out of high school and none of them were ever in a class on US history... Its called social studies and teachs about how EU is and has been doing... Very little on what America is really standing for...
If parents would just read the web site Dumbing Down America and the NEA's web site, they would do what I did and Home
This seems to be going against the idea of teaching children Critical Reading and Critical Thinking skills and replacing it with just accepting what is being given to them.
I AM A GRANDPARENT WITH MANY GRANDCHILDREN. BEFORE THEY STARTED KINDERGARDEN, THEY KNEW THEIR ABC'S, THEY COULD COUNT UP TO 100, THEY COULD TELL TIME ON A REGULAR CLOCK, THEY COULD GIVE CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR BILL. NOW THEY HAVE GONE BACKWARDS AND CAN'T ACCOMPLISH MINOR THINGS IN LIFE. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS? EDUCATION IS SUPPOSE TO BE THE MAIN IDEA, NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES IN THE NEWEST VIDEO GAMES, OR ELECTRONIC GADGITS. THEY CAN'T EVEN WRITE THEIR OWN NAMES, PRINTING IS JUST FINE ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOLS. YOU CAN ASK YOUR CHILDREN QUESTIONS LIKE: WHO WAS ROBERT E. LEE? WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VIETNAM WAR? WHAT PRESIDENT, IF ANY, DID SOMETHING GOOD FOR THE UNITED STATES? THEY COULDN'T ANSWER ANY OF THOSE QUESTIONS, LET ALONE GIVE CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR BILL. IF IT WASN'T FOR THE DIGITAL CLOCK, THEY COULDN'T TELL TIME. AND IN SCHOOLS, THE TEACHERS ARE TREATED LIKE BAD STUDENTS. THE STUDENTS GET AWAY WITHOUT DOING THEIR HOMEWORK AND GET PASSED JUST TO GET RID OF THEM. WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY ARE WE RUNNING? INSTEAD OF CHALLENGING THEIR INTELLIGENCE, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS DUMBIFIED THEM TO BE ZOMBIES OR SLAVES TO MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT LOOK LIKE THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS DOING OUR CHILDREN GOOD, INSTEAD OF TEACHING THEM RIGHT FROM WRONG, THEY ARE TEACHING THEM ABOUT SEX, GAY SEX, AND OTHER THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS.
THERE ARE NO DECENT STANDARDS IN SCHOOLS. HONOR ROLL USE TO BE STRAIGHT A"S, NOW IT IS ANYTHING A C AND ABOVE WITHOUT AN E'S. THAT'S GETTING BY IN MY BOOK. THAT IS NOT A CHALLANGE, BUT ALLOWING OUR KIDS TO CONTROL THE SCHOOLS. DID THE ADULTS GIVE UP THEIR RIGHTS AND JUST LET THE KIDS TAKE OVER?
I cannot find the "core standards.". I find only one teacher's opinion of them. A teacher who, judging by her years of experience, was educated under the Federal Dept. of Ed. I received my BA. in Ed. and a M.S .in Earth Science and one in American History BEFORE the Dept. of Ed. was created. I retired early because of the devastation it has caused in our public schools.
I saw the mention of "That view—that students should focus on the "text itself"—is an echo of slogans from the early and mid-1900s. The text, the guidelines say, should be understood on "its own terms," and readers must fixate on "what lies within the four corners of the text."
If you do not concentrate on the TEXT - the words and how they are being used,, just how does one judge an article? Words have meanings. How we put them together is very telling. So is looking at who wrote the piece.
I know nothing of this woman other than she has taught English for 10 years. Has she taught reading? English is spelling punctuation, pronouns, nouns, active and passive verbs and when to use them. It is NOT understanding what you are reading!
What most certainly caught my interest in that these standards were written by BILL AND MELINDA GATES! He can't produce a working computer and he is dictating how to teach reading? I think NOT!
It is time to abolish the Department of Education, constant testing, etc. and put our schools back into the hands of the states!