Posted by on February 4, 2014 12:30 pm
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stop common coreIf you aren’t familiar with common core it is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two or four year college programs or enter the workforce


A panelist and former Massachusetts education secretary Paul Reville dismissed opposition to Common Core.

“To be sure, there’s always a small voice – and I think these voices get amplified in the midst of these arguments – of people who were never in favor of standards in the first place and never wanted to have any kind of testing or accountability and those voices get amplified,” Reville said, according to “But those are a tiny minority.”

He continued arguing against leaving standards entirely at the local level.

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, speaks with student Stephanie Gil after roundtable discussion with local students, parents and educators at the Benito Juarez Community Academy in Chicago, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. (AP/Kamil Krzaczynski)

“Why should some towns and cities and states have no standards or low standards and others have extremely high standards when the children belong to all of us and would move [to different states in their educational lives]?” Reville said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) this week is expected to introduce a Senate resolution critical of the Common Core state standards, and objecting to the use of $4.3 billion in Department of Education “Race to the Top” grants to promote its adoption.

During the Center for American Progress panel Friday, Reville said states have voluntarily adopted the standards because it made sense for them.

“So, it’s less about where it came from and more about, ‘OK, now we settled on this as a set of targets, what are the strategies we need to implement, to be successful at it?’ Because educators and students want to be successful,” Reville said.

The Center for American Progress was founded by John Podesta, current counsel to President Barack and former chief of staff for President Bill Clinton.


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2 responses to Are You Worried About Common Core? Here’s Why You Should Be. “Your Children Belong to Us”

  1. Chris February 4th, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    “Reville said states have voluntarily adopted the standards because it made sense for them.”

    If the above were true, they wouldn’t need Common Core, because the states would have used all the requirements on their own. This is about as reputable as those car commercials, where they talk about how successful their brand or model is, and how everyone buys from their lots. If that were true, why the commercial, that wastes millions of dollars?

    Beware when a politician wants your approval for a program, and says that others have agreed to it. It’s almost never people you actually know, and you won’t be able to go talk to them about that, for verification.


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