Thursday, September 19, 2013

Common Core Video

From Karen Bracken, edited for format:

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The link below for Dr. Koschnick has been changed.  I am resending this email with the new link,
Although the state leaders would like to make the public think the state wrote the Common Core standards truth is there were 5 people responsible for writing the Common Core standards we see today.

David Coleman and Susan Pimentel (ELA) Dr. Jason Zimba, Phil Daro and Bill McCallum (Math).  This fact can be substantiated.  In the two very short videos below you will see Dr. Jason Zimba defining "college ready" to Dr. Sandra Stotsky (female voice in video) during a MA State Board of Education meeting.  It is clear that Dr. Zimba doesn't think very highly of the very standards he wrote.  Dr. Stotsky was also a member of the Common Core Validation Committee and she was responsible for the outstanding academic achievement of her home state of MA.  She  refused to sign off on the Common Core standard final document.

Please pay close attention to what is being asked and what is being said.  Dr. Jim Milgram of Stanford University was also on the CC Validation Committee (the only math standard content expert on the CC Validation Committee) and he too refused to sign off on the final standards.  His research indicates children with only an Algebra II education graduate from college at a rate of only 39.3% .  While students that enter college with Calculus graduate college at a rate of 83.3%.  The panel of real expertise in the field of standard development boiled down to Dr. Stotsky and Dr. Milgram and they both refused to sign off on the final standards.  Dr. Milgram also states that CC is not for the top 30% of students.  The top 30% will regress to the median and we will be left with mediocracy at best.

My summation of what I see is:

The children of the common people will be trained to fill the low paying jobs (this is why the dumbing down) while children of the elite class will get the best education.

This explains why Sidwell Friends (the school where President Obama sends his daughters) does not support Common Core and have no intentions of bringing CC into their school.  I placed a call to the admissions department at Sidwell Friends in DC and they told me they do not use Common Core.  I was told they have their own standards and curriculum.  I then asked if there were plans to implement Common Core in the future and they said NO.  I think you will find that just like Obamacare many of our elected officials and the elite class are not subjecting their children to Common Core.

The real goal of Common Core is to finally develop a full blown school to work program where our children are trained not educated.  BTW….the 3rd pathway Dr. Zimba talks about does not exist in Common Core.

While at Notre Dame on Sept. 9 one of the many great speakers was Dr. Megan Koschnick.  She addresses and issue with Common Core that we need to speak about far and wide but to date has been a silent issue.  Please take the time to listen to this 25 minute video.  You won't be sorry but you will be mad. Share, share, share!


Be sure to send this e-mail to your state representative and senator!

Karen Bracken

www.tnacc.net

www.americadontforget.com

"Common Core is just the "smoke" hiding the fire.  After we clear the smoke we must put out the fire."  k. bracken

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