In response to a tweet from The Federalist telling about a new article/post at their site about the Common Core scam
Common Core sucked all the energy, money, and motivation right out of desperately needed potential reforms to U.S. public schools for a decade, and for nothing.
Let’s not pretend that these schools are going to work, no matter how well funded.
The failing schools have problems that you can’t buy or manage your way out of: weak students with apathetic parents and, frequently, ESL households.
Sure, you could make them suck a little less. Expel the disciplinary problems sooner. Make the curriculum better structured. Enforce some standards on teaching as a profession. Segregated ESL.
But unless you have some magic elixir that adds 15-30 IQ points and a heaping portion of giveafuck to some of these families, they’re not going to be reading Tolstoy and doing calculus. Ever.