Common Core Problems

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.

Mr NotDeadGlomar responded:

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.

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