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Abolish The Common Core

June 11, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I was part of a very small group of taxpayers who heard a whitewash presentation about Common Core by a Frewsburg administrator on May 8 a.m....

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Jun-21-13 10:04 AM


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Jun-21-13 10:04 AM

If I mis-read...."oops, I am sorry"

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Jun-13-13 8:19 AM


Were you attempting to rebuttal my post? Because you didn't address any of what my point was. I agree that we need much harder standards when it comes to graduating and certifying teachers. But you talk about "liberal commie syrup" being taught to our kids??? had nothing to do with my point. My point is that almost every country that ranks ahead us in education and there's more than 20, have federal run education system.

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Jun-12-13 9:20 PM

There is something more nefarious about Common Core than just educating our children.

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Jun-12-13 9:11 PM

There is something more nefarious about Common Core than just educating our children.

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Jun-12-13 9:09 PM

Common Core in the schools will result in good, little brown shirt children, walking in lock step in about 6-8 years.

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Jun-12-13 6:06 PM

Nonfiction, why not also mention that the LIBERAL (excuse my french) yay-hoos now teaching our children are the saps that have fallen for the mushy syrupy lies of the social commie libs. that have crept into our colleges while good men slept. They are basically incompetent (see exit polling at the teachers' colleges. There even were those who did not know how many states in the USA, nor countries that border N&S of us, who fought in the revolutionary war, ww1, ww2, even the civil war??? The incomps can't even be removed because of Govt. & law after law. Common sense is totally out the window. Get a grip nonfiction. Nice try though.

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Jun-12-13 5:39 PM

"Can you think of anything more pathetic than the federal government taking over educating your children? Let's see, where have we seen that done before? Oh yes, Germany in the 1930s and the Soviet Union."

Haha, why didn't he mention that just about all the countries that rank ahead of us in education are federal run.

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Jun-12-13 9:12 AM

he Common Core Standards were developed and endorsed by The National Governors Association NOT THE "FEDS". It was developed because it is 21st century where many families move about our nation and need to have a standard nationwide. Some people actually leave Chautauqua County, can you imagine. We have spent the last 20 years dumbing down the curriculum to improve test score statewide, any educator involved in testing knows this, note the lack of complaints. Now, full standards are established. If your complaining about the lengthy testing that is another issue and is being examined by NYSED. Time to gow up, realize this is 2013, not 1913, readin ritein and rithmatic ai'nt what's needed for our children's future. The almighty taxpayer, pay the*****bill and be happy we are free, be happy our nation has advanced and realize there is a price for our children's future jobs, it ain't free Charley. Stop complaining.

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Jun-12-13 8:48 AM

Democrats For Education Reform produced Race to the Top in 2009. See their site on the web. “Common Core Standards K_12 was crafted by the Council of Chief States Officials (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association (NGA). “The standards also draw on, “the most important, “international models”, as well as research and input from numerous sources including state departments of education, scholars, assessment developers, parents, students and other members of public.” This statement was taken from the CC questions for tests. You could find it by searching the web put in Common Core Standards. The set of questions seem okay the problem is the how they will be interpreted by the teacher who will also be controlled by the federal standards.

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Jun-12-13 12:00 AM

I always enjoy reading comments from people who aren't in the education system and no nothing about it. It seems that nobody knows just how much money is wasted by the board of regents and the common core. They should be abolished. States should be making their own decisions regarding education. But everyone is failing to see the bigger problem here. This is precisely what happens when you accept federal aid for education (which, by the way, is not within the powers of the federal government in the first place). When states accept federal money, they empower the feds. Now they can "force" states to do whatever they want by threatening the removal of aid. And it goes much further than education. Shame on all of us for allowing our country to get to this point.

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Jun-11-13 2:22 PM

Great Letter!

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Jun-11-13 11:21 AM

Abolish the common core, abolish the Board of Regents, let the nut jobs like the writer of this letter takee over - a sure recipe for oblivion.

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Jun-11-13 8:17 AM

And the dumbing down and indoctrination of America continues.

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Jun-11-13 6:28 AM

This whole thing is about money. Hmmmm...Pearson Education Inc had a representative on the committee that created Common Core. Then Pearson is awarded a 350 million dollar contract with NYS to implement the testing. That's just one state. Oh...and gues who owns the software that will be required for the online testing...Pearson! This stinks.

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Jun-11-13 4:07 AM

The state follows federal education guidelines for one reason, money. It was an initiative called "race to the top" where the Feds gave nys, I believe 750 million to push the common core. The districts in turn follow state policy for one reason, money. The state withholds its funding for districts unless they play along. So yes it will cost us tax payers more to implement some aspects of the common core. However, if a district does not implement the program, it will cost us tax payers a heck of a lot more as they try to make up the difference in funding from the state.

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