Common Core again
Reprinting what I wrote
several months ago:
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Spokane public schools got their first Common Core textbooks this week, accompanied by the usual partisan idiocy.
Well, no... Actually the partisan idiocy is only halfway usual.
One side is expectable. Repooflicans are automatically and violently opposing Common Core because it was introduced by a president with D on his nametag.
The other side is surprising. Normally the teacher unions would automatically and violently support
Common Core because it was introduced by a president with D on his nametag, but the unions are generally unhappy with Common Core.
I read the Common Core documents carefully when they appeared last year. At least on paper, the approach is EXACTLY right. Everything I'd dreamed about when I was teaching. Common Core emphasizes usefulness and job training, and the approach to English and Math is both utilitarian and accurate.
Repooflicans hate it. Teacher unions hate it. Real teachers like it. Those three preferences add up to a pretty good recommendation.
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Turns out that the Common Contempt by Repoofs and Unions has led to an added positive development. State Ed Boards and textbook publishers have been slow to pick up CC or generate official curricula, so teachers are free
to write or select material that follows the general principles.
Excellent! Teachers almost always know what's good for kids. Educrats never know what's good for kids.
And now the best recommendation of all. A hypersatan writing in Unpopular Anti-science bitches
that CC doesn't contain sex ed! In other words, it doesn't enforce the Ten Commie Commandments:
1. Thou shalt worship Betty Friedan as thy Sole Lord[ess] and Saviour[ess].
2. Thou shalt invent 58 new "genders".
3. Thou shalt abort.
4. Thou shalt abort.
5. Thou shalt abort.
6. Thou shalt abort.
7. Thou shalt abort.
8. Thou shalt abort.
9. Thou shalt abort.
10. Thou shalt abort.
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