Common Core may just be the most illogical attempt to reform education of all time. In Detroit, a school is actually suspending the kids of parents who don’t attend a testing meeting! Thankfully, people are starting to fight back against the nonsense - and a new video from a liberal part of the country shows this issue crosses political lines. It’s time to stop Common Core before it destroys the next generation of Americans.
The anti-common core testing video we are talking about this hour http://t.co/VVGPfTiVmU
The anti-common core testing video we are talking about this hour http://t.co/VVGPfTiVmU— STU BURGUIERE (@WorldOfStu) March 3, 2015
Here are just some of the arguments made by the parents:
1. "It takes the soul out of learning. It takes the meaning out of learning. It takes the sense of wonder and discovery out of learning."
2. It makes the kids miserable. "Waking her up every morning and getting her to go to school is a fiasco because she cries every single morning. She's doesn't want to go to school. It's very strange because I remember being seven and loving school."
3. Questions are unnecessarily complicated. "I have a PhD in Humanities, and I just gave up on one of the language arts questions."
4. Teaching becomes all about the testing, not about learning.
Watch Pat and Stu debate some of the Common Core issues below: