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Posted By: Pluperfect, 11/1/2019 4:53:35 AM

For the third time in a row since Common Core was fully phased in nationwide, U.S. student test scores on the nation’s broadest and most respected test have dropped, a reversal of an upward trend between 1990 and 2015. Further, the class of 2019, the first to experience all four high school years under Common Core, is the worst-prepared for college in 15 years, according to a new report. The National Assessment of Educational Progress is a federally mandated test given every other year in reading and mathematics to students in grades four and eight. (Periodically it also tests other subjects and grade levels.) In the latest results,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: tisHimself 11/1/2019 5:47:16 AM (No. 223679)
Common core was promoted by Jeb! In 2016.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: franq 11/1/2019 5:55:04 AM (No. 223682)
It are work more better.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/1/2019 6:36:41 AM (No. 223697)
The solution to this is never vote for a Democrat or a squishy Republican. We must stop coddling our children and expect them to learn the basics. Kids don’t even learn the multiplication tables anymore. We really do need to get back to the fundamentals. Get the psycho babble out of the schools. We also do not need so much standardized testing. It too has been a failure. The potential is there in abundance but our methods are quashing it. Schools should be places of learning facts, history, science, not the politically correct drivel that is filling our kids heads and making them unable to think critically. Teachers should leave politics at the school house door. One more pet peeve, if you spend anytime on social media you know our young people can’t spell or put together a coherent sentence.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: nina584 11/1/2019 6:36:47 AM (No. 223698)
The dumbing of America continues. I have never see so many stupid people as we see today. Some are plainly illiterate and they have a college degree.Take the financial genius aoc . Has a college degree in finance and can’t add 2+2. Worst she is in Congress!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 11/1/2019 7:01:37 AM (No. 223718)
A dumb and stupid population is easier to control.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: F15 Gork 11/1/2019 7:11:12 AM (No. 223725)
Garbage in and garbage out........
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Highlander 11/1/2019 7:19:20 AM (No. 223731)
This was one of the main factors in my decision to retire.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Red Jeep 11/1/2019 7:19:31 AM (No. 223732)
Making new adults more immature and uneducated, the easier they are to control.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFNader 11/1/2019 7:20:10 AM (No. 223733)
Well then, we're just going to have to lower the admission requirements for every college -as this just proves that they're still racist and homophobic.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Judy W. 11/1/2019 7:32:33 AM (No. 223739)
A year ago a friend who teaches economics in a community college told me in some desperation that the incoming kids were bizarrely different from all the students she had ever taught. She and her fellow teachers agreed that there was something wrong with them. They were almost entirely unresponsive to the teachers, never voluntarily participated in class, and didn't find interesting the real-world examples my friend always used, which previous students had loved. This was the first class of kids who had gone through Common Core for all four high school years, the class of 2018. Shortly after that my granddaughter, who was attending community college after a year off, complained that her classmates were socially inept and boring. They related to others their age mainly through their phones, and to older people not at all. They did not participate in class and thought my granddaughter was weird for arguing with the teachers, though a couple of them told her they admired her for it. She at first attributed all of this to their having grown up on their phones and social media, something her father banned. But she also said she saw in high school that this class was dramatically different from the preceding ones. She realized they were the first Common Core class; her school implemented it with that class starting in ninth grade. So what Common Core has done is sucked all the meaning out of education. Most teachers hate it as they have to teach to the test most of the time so can't use their knowledge and experience to put things in context or add more interesting material that would engage the students. In addition, the books and other reading materials are politically correct and boring, so the kids have little motivation to read on their own. I saw one example of reading comprehension which used a government regulation as the text -- this is the kind of reading that is important now, not the The Little House on the Prairie (whose author has been pronounced racist). This is a real disaster for our country and for the young people who have had their minds ruined and any spark of curiosity extinguished.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: PChristopher 11/1/2019 8:20:21 AM (No. 223778)
Well, the world needs ditch-diggers, too.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: pros7767 11/1/2019 8:26:04 AM (No. 223786)
My sons were being taught Common Core in 2004, so I think we can blame Ted Kennedy, Bushie Jr. and "No Child Left Behind". One was brilliant at math. As a result of Common Core, he couldn't do any of the work. Add in Whole Word instead of Phonics and we wonder why these kids can't read or do math! Try and challenge the Board of Ed and you make your child a target. It's a no win. Send them to private school if you can!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40 11/1/2019 8:28:12 AM (No. 223790)
We were brought up in an environment where three and only three things were considered essential for a sound education - a blackboard, a piece of chalk and a cane. That still holds true!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: rushie 11/1/2019 8:33:36 AM (No. 223795)
I think she left out Bill Ayers and Bernadette Dorne (sp). I was going off on CC math and my neighbor said how can that be a problem; math is math! Right after I saw a picture on Facebook of a future car built with CC math. It was hilarious but sad.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: anniebc 11/1/2019 9:10:11 AM (No. 223831)
FTA "ACT was one of the myriad organizations that profited from supporting Common Core despite its lack of success for children and taxpayers. Its employees helped develop Common Core and the organization has received millions in taxpayer dollars to help create Common Core tests." Isn't that a conflict of interest?
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle 11/1/2019 9:14:01 AM (No. 223837)
Don't blame the teachers. Blame those who aren't in education but think they can tell teachers and students how to do their job . . . or see the purpose of schools as something other than educating students.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Krause 11/1/2019 9:27:14 AM (No. 223859)
And we need a federal Department of Education for this?
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Reply 18 - Posted by: edgar 11/1/2019 9:35:10 AM (No. 223863)
2 + 2 = 5, gender is fluid so a guy can be girl when so desired, there is a pattern to our make believe culture and I am not buying it. Lefties want to make excuses, not standards of achievement so failure is acceptable and achievement is not rewarded. This is Socialism, where everything sucks and lefties call it utopia.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: volksford 11/1/2019 10:21:07 AM (No. 223904)
This is why my grand daughters are in private school and I help foot the bill.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: bigfatslob 11/1/2019 10:27:40 AM (No. 223909)
For the life of me I don't understand the concept of 'common core'. Adding numbers is common sense you can use your fingers it you have to and know how to count to 10. Adding a formula to arrive at the total of 2+2 is stupid. Above all I won't fault an illiterate person if they have common sense. Think of the constituents that voted for Abe Lincoln most backwoods famers without education but plenty of common sense. Today 'ignorance' is taught. Confusion about their sex, what restroom to use and eating of Tide pods while a tattoo explains their identity. College is now high school level at best and maybe not even that. Dumbed down but it doesn't have to be on purpose so this will explain the ignorance of future teachers also.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Sandpiper 11/1/2019 10:31:27 AM (No. 223912)
Number 10, thank you for sharing your Real World experiences. They are chilling.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Franz 11/1/2019 10:36:07 AM (No. 223915)
From the Dept. of Education site: "Our mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access." After spending all that money promoting Progressive education ideology, they get a "F." That's what happens when you throw money at a problem without checking to see if it works. If they gave students a class on filling out the income tax forms, it might wake them up to the need to know reading and mathematics.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Tianne 11/1/2019 10:36:51 AM (No. 223917)
A leader in promoting and teaching social justice, William Ayers, a former domestic terrorist, Common Core actives, and fellow board member and education advisor to Barack Obama in Chicago and forward, gave the following advice at a meeting with fellow extreme left wing education colleagues: 'If we want change to come, it is easiest to take over our classrooms - we have no access to - the White House, the Congress, the Pentagon but we have absolute access to the community, the school, the neighborhood, the street, and, the classroom". "Common Core is a huge step toward socialism in America today, accepted because it’s sugar coated with pretty words: 'education reform,' 'rigorous standards', and 'common core'.” - https://whatiscommoncore.wordpress.com/tag/bill-ayers/ “The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” - Abraham Lincoln
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Wendybird 11/1/2019 10:41:06 AM (No. 223922)
Thanks, George. You made, and continue to make, some remarkable decisions.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/1/2019 10:51:59 AM (No. 223933)
When I heard/read that William Gates' children were attending schools where Common Core was not being used, I realized it was another of those, "Good for thee and thine, dopey deplorables. Not good for me and mine, elitey elites." I believe Gates was at the forefront of the whole Common Core curriculum, and would sell his Common Core programs to the schools. (I am happy to be corrected if I misread the whole thing.) So instead of having children educated and have their minds expanded; they are being programmed like good little robots to question nothing; just perform as they are trained to do. Think of so many of our captains of industry. They are all technocrats, and our education system is providing new members for their work force.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Arby 11/1/2019 10:54:10 AM (No. 223936)
Follow the money. It goes to bureaucracy. It goes to teachers' unions. It protects incompetent teachers. The teachers' unions are in lockstep with the colleges of education which still believe in Dewey and so-called progressive education. We have to scrap the entire enterprise and begin afresh.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: bedub 11/1/2019 11:25:32 AM (No. 223993)
I have long fervently believed that the 'elite' and others who have power and want to keep power, understand that a population that is uneducated, obsessed with sex (and everything that surrounds that word), and on drugs (prescription and illicit) is easy to control. These are all in place, it's only a matter of time until those of us who can still think (and add 2+2) die out. I feel sad for my children and grandchildren.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: Ron_lfp 11/1/2019 11:35:41 AM (No. 224022)
#25. Yes, Bill Gates foundation did help push Common Core. I also once saw that he was using Khan Academy to teach their kids; it's free!! And Common Core started before Obama. Some credit goes to George W Bush and his Dept of Ed.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Zumkopf 11/1/2019 11:37:06 AM (No. 224026)
#11, the world does NOT need ditch diggers with (1) expensive but useless 4 year college degrees, (2) ruinous debts from funding same, (3) a decade of being fed ugly PC nonsense, and (4) huge chips on their shoulders from 1 - 3. Cultural Revolutions spring from such foundations; actual science and economic growth do not.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: mc squared 11/1/2019 11:52:15 AM (No. 224060)
#11; We'll still need ditch diggers, but we import them now: they're cheaper.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: MEMcL 11/1/2019 12:08:52 PM (No. 224094)
My grandson was forced into the Common Core program from 4-6th grade. His sisters ahead of him had benefited from an excellent education in this California school, and achieved well. The math was so convoluted and complicated, that I couldn't help him with his homework. One day, he said: "I used to love math and I always got A's. Now, I hate math." How sad. Pathetic. As soon as he went into 7th grade, his family placed him in a wonderful, academic private school and 3 years later, he is back excelling in his academics. Thank God he is out of that environment.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: JediJerry 11/1/2019 12:20:18 PM (No. 224111)
However the one bright spot in all of this is that they have learned a lot about being gay lesbian transexual sex-reassignment, and every type of es act possible between men and men women and women and the question marks and not sure's, swinging, swingers, and every combination in between, and don't forget the animals. Remember the Pet Shop Boys? Nothing better than putting a live rodent where the sun doesn't shine! Can't get better than that on a drunken Friday night sex party in Manhattan or Hollywood. That's the only area where test scores have gone up dramatically. So in their minds, it is a huge success. Thanks to Bill Clinton, Epstein, Franken, Weinstein, and the rest of the sex-o-holics in the DNC for leading the way for our children.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Alice 11/1/2019 12:25:51 PM (No. 224119)
FTA: Student achievement declined on ACT’s measures among U.S. students of all races except for Asian-Americans, whose achievement increased. Asian-Americans strike again! I suppose this is code for east Asians such as Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese, and It could well include Indian-Americans. (The other American sub-cultures with roots in vast and varied Asia may be less concerned with schooling; don't know.) Whoever it is, this needs attention. Is the 'Asian' difference caused by wily and wise parents who make their children learn CC for class and real math for reality and college? Or is it something else? I for one would certainly like to know.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: DVC 11/1/2019 12:29:41 PM (No. 224126)
There plan is working.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: DVC 11/1/2019 12:31:45 PM (No. 224130)
Actually, #11, no we don't. We have those cute little mini-track hoes to do that work, too.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 11/1/2019 1:36:35 PM (No. 224203)
Let's not forget Laura Bush, as well as George W, were big proponents of Common Core as well.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Johnny of Marin 11/1/2019 3:42:41 PM (No. 224319)
A large group of Boomers shout in unison, like a Greek Chorus: "We don't want to say that we told you so....but.....WE TOLD YOU SO!!!!"
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Reply 38 - Posted by: heartlandconservative 11/1/2019 5:08:25 PM (No. 224409)
Rule#1 Quit complaining Rule#2 DO SOMETHING
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Reply 39 - Posted by: Timber Queen 11/1/2019 5:09:43 PM (No. 224410)
#33 - Our son lives in southern CA and is in one of the smaller-city school districts; middle-class to upper MC neighborhood. It is one of the few "good" districts and the area is predominately Korean, Chinese and Japanese (each with their own sub-neighborhoods). Our son, DIL and grandsons are the only white family on the block. From what our son has told us, you guessed correctly. Their kids do the Common Core homework in the morning and give the public school teachers the answers they want during the day. After school they go to tutors or evening "academies" to really be educated. Our son said that the entire focus of the family and the culture is education. Its 24-7-365. They give lip service to the government popinjays and educate their children themselves. I don't get why they don't open their own private day schools. They must spend a fortune anyway on tutors, so why waste time in the public school system?
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Strike3 11/1/2019 8:06:55 PM (No. 224608)
The good news is that college performance requirements have been dumbed down so much that they are back in sync. Students need not worry about being accepted in once-respected institutions as long as they have that bigger check in their hands and are prepared to spend five years being immersed in diversity and deviant sexual practice training.
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Posted by NorthernDog 11/4/2019 8:01:43 AM Post Reply
The flood of crude will arrive even as concerns about climate change are growing and worldwide oil demand is slowing. And it is not coming from the usual producers, but from Brazil, Canada, Norway and Guyana — countries that are either not known for oil or whose production has been lackluster in recent years. This looming new supply may be a key reason Saudi Arabia’s giant oil producer, Aramco, pushed ahead on Sunday with plans for what could be the world’s largest initial stock offering ever. Together, the four countries stand to add nearly a million barrels a day to
Pro-Abortion Joe Biden: Pope Francis
Gives Me Holy Communion
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Posted by Imright 11/3/2019 4:48:40 PM Post Reply
Despite being a pro-abortion Democrat who now wishes to fund the practice with taxpayer dollars, former Vice President Joe Biden said that Pope Francis has given him Holy Communion, and that he had never encountered a priest or bishop who would refuse him.Speaking with PBS News Hour, Joe Biden said that the issue of receiving Holy Communion as a pro-abortion politician has never come up in his life until just recently.“It’s not a position that I’ve found anywhere else, including from the Holy Father, who gives me Communion,” Biden said,
Schiff's Impeachment Train to Nowhere 23 replies
Posted by Imright 11/3/2019 5:38:03 AM Post Reply
Like the expensive California fast train to nowhere, Schiff’s funhouse impeachment hearings are a useless waste of time and money, and subject him to well-deserved ridicule. They are certain not to prevent President Trump’s reelection in 2020 and may well cost the Democrats their majority in the House. With a pack of losing candidates and a series of “now we got him” flops ahead of them, this is a losing desperation ploy.Roger L. Simon notes that the market figured this out this week. What does it mean after the House of Representatives -- on an almost one-hundred-percent pure partisan vote, save for two Democrats who wisely demurred
'Cool Hand Luke' Eating Challenge
Kills Man After 42nd Egg
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Posted by LittleHoodedMonk 11/4/2019 2:10:14 PM Post Reply
Gulf News reports that Subhash Yadav, 42, died after attempting to eat 50 eggs in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, India on Monday. According to police, Yadav and a friend were at the Bibiganj market getting a bite to eat when the two began to argue. The subject of their conflict is unknown, but it somehow escalated into Yadav betting his companion 2,000 rupees (a little over $28) that he could down 50 eggs there and then. The duo purchased 50 hard-boiled eggs from a vendor and Yadav set to it. He was making good time up until his 41st egg.
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