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  •  The Only Thing Making Me Doubt That... (3+ / 0-)
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    RuralLiberal, Linda Wood, ranton

    Is that most conservatives hate common core.

    They think it's government, commie mind control-or something like that. Seriously.

    But, yeah-there are definitely folks involved in the privatization movement who delight in the, "Failure," of children, and I can't imagine a sane person thinking kids should be able to pass this test.

    Did you look at 3rd grade math?? It's full of geometry and fractions. When did we decide an 8 year old was supposed to know how to do geometry? Mine can't tie his shoe yet.

    I work with 7th-9th graders who have specific learning disabilities, and I can't begin to tell you how all of this breaks my heart. At some point down the road I suppose I'll be declared a failure based on their test scores. That's o.k.... I can do over things-but what of their beautiful souls? How long can you be told over and over what a failure you are before you begin to believe it is so.


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