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Common Core Meetings, Answers Are Needed

October 16, 2013

In case those in Washington, D.C., and Albany missed it, people have questions about the Common Core State Standards. They have a lot of question....

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Oct-20-13 9:01 AM


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Oct-19-13 9:45 AM

I see that this removes the dot org from the posting. So here is the official site:

engageny dot org

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Oct-19-13 9:44 AM

Impressive number of postings by people that should have learned what "socialism" is. The Common Core curriculum isn't some horrible program of indoctrination. Go to engageny**** and look up all of the content (this is THE website for Common Core). They even have the lesson plans and student handouts. Go there, find what "socialist" leanings are available in the Common Core, and then get back to us. The way some of you just blab nonsensically about this, I would think that you are listening to parody channels with Sean Hannity or Fox News too often. And for the idiot above; yes, it is Climate Change...always has been. The study was about global warming of the oceans leading to climate change.

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Oct-19-13 9:10 AM

Jeb Bush is a big government statist. Enough said. Please, not another Bush push for Prez. That goes for Clintons, too.

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Oct-19-13 9:01 AM

Instead of Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, right or left, let's look at things as up or down, right or wrong. I ask everyone to do your own homework instead of listening to this pundit or that reporter on just what all of this will mean. There are always unintended consequences when big government takes over things. Looking to government to solve our problems is wrong. We, as human beings, were given problem-solving abilities. Let's use them ourselves instead of looking to a bunch of professorial, egg-head, theoriticians, who just happen to run the government and get it wrong about 90% of the time(all parties included).

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Oct-19-13 8:44 AM

Anything from this federal government is a top-down, command and control program, designed to make our children good little brownshirts. Education is a state issue. Everyone knows what is needed to educate children and it is the responsibility of the states to do that. The states do not need this mandated program from the federal government, guaranteed to cost us more tax money than if the states run their education programs.

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Oct-18-13 5:02 PM

Since when did Jeb Bush become a "dem"? He's leading the charge. Oh wait, that's because he's making lots of money from the companies....

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Oct-18-13 11:07 AM

Conservative1212, you're too hard on the Democrats. I believe they want our children literate. BUT they also want them indoctrinated with their propaganda regarding global warming (oops, that's right they had to amend that to climate change), more control by the government ("it takes a village"), lack of personal responsibility (collective social justice), promoting socialism by attacking capitalism (those greedy corporations) and selective study of American History that instills a sense that America has been an "evil" country and that we'll become a better country by not adhering to our Constitution belief that the Federal Government should have only a minimal impact on our everyday lives.

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Oct-18-13 8:56 AM

Then answer my question. Can't bring yourself to face truth can you? Racism is apportioned as a plan by the Democratic party.

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Oct-17-13 9:07 AM

You won't get any honest answers about this program. Its an indoctrination program for our children and the dems won't tell you the truth. They want a bunch of illiterates in our country.

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Oct-16-13 5:38 PM

Let me guess. You're going to say a black or Hispanic with lower grades doesn't have a better chance than a white or Asian kid? Are you going to prove again how ignorant you are?

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Oct-16-13 9:45 AM

Who cares? A white kid from a working family can't afford college.

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Oct-16-13 8:43 AM

askwhy, standard core is not "common core" which is education and information gathering on students from pre k to graduation. Much information on family history, financial ,medical, social status, ect. to have government figure where the people fit in society, look it up. It's really scary to a free society.

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Oct-16-13 8:36 AM

Diablo....Standard Core is basic Math and English standards. Is that propaganda?

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Oct-16-13 8:26 AM

Too many kids go through local schools getting gimme "A"s of the class ....only to take SATs ...get mediocure scores...and have hopes dashed when they get rejected by the A list universities. Problem when teachers teaching to the bottom half. Giving "feel good" grades to make themselves look good...only to have thier students show thier real ability on standad testing.

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Oct-16-13 8:26 AM

"common core" is a tool of the socialist (which is one step under communist, control of a dictator.)to gather information on the youth to place them in their place in society when about high school level and the government will dictate what you'll be where you are needed. It was modeled after the European model/ socialist model. Most info taught is propaganda and lies to conform to governments ideals. Research it you'll see.

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Oct-16-13 8:23 AM

why does the head of nys dept of education kids attend a private school????

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Oct-16-13 8:13 AM

I liked seeing my kids test scores compared to those across the state or nation. It shows the failures or success of schools, districts, and states in educating our children. Information colleges already know by historical performance by regional kids on standard testing on SATs. There is a reason our area sees very few regional children get into premier colleges. College admissions departments know what a joke our education standards are.

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Oct-16-13 8:10 AM

Agree Gemni. This isn't good.

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Oct-16-13 7:06 AM

Indeed. Those " special interests" were PARENTS fed up with The system. They do have a special interest in their child's education. John King is acting cowardly in canceling all meetings. He got us into this mess. He needs to answer the questions!

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