Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year, chances are, you've heard the term Common Core. Whether at a play date, during a PTA meeting, or just in line at the supermarket, it seems parents everywhere are talking about it--- and what a disastrous effect it's having on children.
Parent groups around the nation have formed and are in hot pursuit of the abolition of the half-baked education reform. One parent told NY Education Commissioner, John King, that the mommies are angry. "Angry" doesn't even begin to describe the emotions of some parents, teachers, educators and administrators who are making it their mission to illustrate the damage high-stakes testing and developmentally inappropriate curriculum is doing to youngsters.
Jaime Franchi, a writer for the Long Island Press, aptly describes the fallout occurring on Long Island, in her article "LI Parents & Teachers Revolt Against Common Core." It's inflammatory. It's visceral. And it's real. Have a read. If you were on the fence about Common Core before, this will certainly change your mind.
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Parents and Teachers Revolt Against the Common Core