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Districts Struggle To Purchase Materials For Common Core

April 1, 2013

For school districts attempting to meet the abundance of new education mandates set forth by the state, anticipated expenditures continue to rise....

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Apr-02-13 7:07 PM

Would love to hear of some teaching of respect and social behavior first of all. Just witnessed 3 teen boys causing and looking for trouble at a grocery. This was followed by a young child calling her mother names and telling her to shut the f--- up. Amazing. I would never want a teaching career.

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Apr-02-13 1:09 PM

Check out lead story at Canada Free Press today!!!!

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Apr-02-13 11:24 AM

Just spoke with a good friend, his sister was in over Easter. She is a school teacher and has been told she will limit what she teaches and how to teach what the state instructs her to teach. In spite of her masters degree she is told what/how to do her job. Don't need teachers just need people that can recite indoctrination information.........

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Apr-02-13 10:05 AM

Carlaw and Woodpecker Please give us your academic accomplishments. The HS attended and the degrees you have achieved. The PJ readers would like to see your accomplishments.

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Apr-02-13 8:16 AM

This accomplishes nothing, except the continued dumbing down of children, the colossal waste of money, and more control of the federal government over education.

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Apr-02-13 5:31 AM

As for Common Core, this is a disaster in the making and parents should take a really close look at what it brings to the table as far as radical thinking. Just last month there was an article in the PJ showing a math student drawing lines on the board trying to work out a simple addition of fractions. This curriculum is dumbing down the learning material to the point where the accepted method of doing math will be counting your fingers and toes to come up with the answer. Not to mention the amount of data mining that will be generated out of this program. The focus, as read in the latest paper from the Dept. of Education is to gather as much information about each child and their family as possible through measuring devices like wireless wrist straps and posture sensitive chairs. They have photos of the devices that our kids will be strapped into and I promise one thing... if my kid gets strapped into anything then teachers will have to wear a lie detector to meet with me.

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Apr-02-13 5:26 AM

I have a revolutionary and novel idea... when the school districts are faced with a shortage in funds, do what the taxpayers must do every time we are presented with increased school taxes... cut down on the things you WANT most and focus on only the things you NEED. Raises in pay and benefits have put you in your fiscal position and, yet, you continue to add more and more. Just recently you announced that you had to deplete your "rainy day" funds in order to accommodate increased benefits and shiny new buses. How about cutting back on some of the benefits and maybe allow some of the kids to hike it to school when they only live a few blocks away.

I happen to know a teacher that refers to students who can't afford boots in the winter as "mutants" and I was shocked to hear that come from an educator's mouth, but it seems to be par for the course. We worry about what the teachers are lacking and throw more and more crazy programs at the kids. Enough already!

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Apr-02-13 4:00 AM

Online implementation is hardly any cheaper than textbooks when you factor in the cost of paying for the online service and the means of connecting to it. Tablets and laptops are hardly cheap alternatives to books and are constantly being upgraded. Our school systems are way overpriced public institutions and should be competitive privately run institutions.

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Apr-01-13 5:07 PM

Common core is another name for "CSCOPE", which is already being implemented in Texas. Parents should be very worried about what's in common core. "One CSCOPE lesson presented students with a British newspaper story that described the Boston Tea Party as terrorism and asked the students to make up their own minds.

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Apr-01-13 1:33 PM

Perhaps the teachers should begin acting like professionals again and begin commanding respect. Today's teachers want to be the students little friends. Back to suit and tie days

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Apr-01-13 12:19 PM

Ignorance in Education seems to be the norm these days. Pump millions of tax payer dollars into Education to try and change the downward swoop of Education in America, when the problem is the lack of motivation from the students who would rather play games and text their friends than study their lessons. You can't teach those who have no interest in learning in the first place. It's just that simple. Until this problem changes, nothing is going to stop the downward trend sweeping this nation.

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Apr-01-13 11:34 AM

Freedomtoday is correct!! I urge you all to research this and not follow the Pied Piper on this one!!

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Apr-01-13 11:20 AM

Common Core Standards, sounds good, but is it because no one seems to know exactly what it is. We don’t know what it will cost, we don’t have all the necessary materials needed, we don’t know how it will affect our children but we will implement it anyway??? Sounds like Obama Care,” you won’t know until you get it “ And these people are suppose to more educated then we are? Sounds like we bought a pig in a poke.

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Apr-01-13 10:38 AM

This is BS, you tell me how it costs 12,00 dollars to educate one student per year in Chautauqua county. The National average for all other states combined is 4,500 dollars. I know we are not producing a product that is that much more educated than the rest of the country, On Contraire. Don't come crying around me for money. I'll tell you where to find Sympathy, it is in the dictionary right between S*it and syphilis.

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Apr-01-13 10:25 AM

Interested parties might try the site Truth in American Education. common core is not as most people think. It endorses - students will be taught what to think NOT how to think. It utilizes a technique "teach to the test". Research for yourselves parents before it is too late!!!

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Apr-01-13 8:51 AM

Ohhhh another educator heard from. Carlaw Masters degree in a common core subject, certified teacher? I think not. To the Super of Sherman yes Principals were engaged in other "stuff". Nothing to do with instruction and student learning however. Nothing! Today a principal and teacher must focus upon instruction and student learning outcomes. About da*n time. The purpose of a school, learning. The job of stduents: arrive on time and learn. The purpose of a teacher today: teach to the student so they can learn, your the one with the credentials. Principal your the leader of the school you now focus upon your students learning outcomes and ensuring they are learning and the teacher is teaching so the student will learn. It is called EDUCATION and Pedagogy.

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Apr-01-13 8:39 AM

This accomplishes nothing, ask the state of New York!

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Apr-01-13 5:12 AM

This accomplishes nothing, ask the state of Georgia.

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