Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Common Core Will Cause Academically Struggling Students To Fail Without Strong Parental Support.

During the past two days I have hearing about the new "Common Core Standards" and how it will allow students to reach the high standards that will make them productive citizens of our country.  However, it is one thing to" reach for the stars" and another to have the means to do so.  In many of our urban areas students struggle academically every day as poverty, family, and community problems interfere with student learning.   In  fact numerous studies have shown that family and poverty are major factors in impeding student academic achievement. Now the nation is implementing CCS in the curriculum on an unprepared student population that suffers from poverty and single or no parent households.

Simply stated CCS allow a student to go deeply into a particular topic and substitutes memorization with understanding and in theory, would improve student learning.  However, for CCS to work, it will take a village.  That means parent involvement, social and academic interventions, otherwise, known as wraparound services,as well as school support.Without the entire village, many students will be unable to have the tools necessary to achieve academic success.  Education reformers can lay the blame on the schools with their "no excuses" argument but the reality is that without parental support and addressing the child poverty issue, the schools can only make a small impact on the child's life.

The Achilles heel for successfully implementing CCS is the lack of parental involvement and without parental participation, the necessary tool for their child to reach for those higher standards is lacking.  Too many children have no academic stimulation at home. Their homes have no books, or even a quiet place to read and do homework.  Instead they are texting, playing video games, hanging out in the street, or watching cartoons, Is it any wonder that under the existing and easier curriculum these children struggle academically?  How do you expect them to succeed when CCS makes the curriculum more difficult without addressing the existing problems?

 While CCS has a lot of promise, it can be a death sentence for students in poverty and have no parental support.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Common core is a bunch of untested shit. The sole purpose is to enrich the corporate coffers of the test makers, textbook publishers and various other eduvultures.
It is also another method to get rid of senior teachers who "can't" adapt to this bunch of crap.
I will bet that the TFA two year wonders will do just fine in this garbage that has the gall to pass for curriculum.
The oligarchs will just steal more money and power from the poor citizens of this fascist state under the guise of "its for the kids". Both storefronts to our one political party will claim victory on the war on education, which is what it precisely is.
Fuck the poor unwashed children of color at the expense of our future.
As long as the oligarchs make tremendous profits, who gives a fuck that over %25 of the children are below the poverty line.
Just enrich Pearson, Mcgraw Hill and all those other crooks.
One day in the not too distant future we will be treated to the scene from the bride of frankenstien, when the villagers come up the mountain with torches and pitchforks. We need something like the French Revolution now.

Anonymous said...

So true. They know what they are doing. And no, they don't give a damn. Those kids will get left behind or shifted to special education. Either way, the child will be damaged further.

MARK TRAINA said...

NAAWP BOYCOTT’S the COMMON CORE CURRICULUM for the following REASONS:

1) It PROMOTES alternative LIFESTYLES through its PROMOTION of the ADL & SPLC’s LGBT AGENDA, which CONFUSES our CHILDREN and CONTORTS PUBLICLY FUNDED EDUCATION!


2) It PROMOTES ANTI-CHRISTIAN VALUES and DISTORTS GOD’s PLAN for U.S.!


3) It PROMOTES ZIONNISM!


4) It is DESIGNED to make our CHILDREN to feel GUILTY about being WHITE, being CONSERVATIVES, being AMERICANS and being CHRISTIANS!


5) It is loaded with SEXUALLY EXPLICIT CONTENT that is not appropriate for any PUBLICLY FUNDED SCHOOL SETTINGS at any GRADE LEVEL!


6) It is DESIGNED to produce PRODUCTS of the STATE and FEDERAL GOVERNMENT and not PUPILS!


7) It DISCOURAGES CREATIVE THINKING, INDIVIDUALITY and OVER-ACHIEVEMENT!


8) It is PURPOSELY DESIGNED to INSTRUCT our CHILDREN that the GREATER GOOD always takes PRESEDENT over INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT!


9) It PROMOTES LIBERALISM over CONSERVATISM!


10) It is DESIGNED PROMOTE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS over TRUTH and JUSTICE!

This is what happens to anyone who COMPLAINS about what’s in the COMMON CORE!

FACT: PARENTS do not have the CIVIL RIGHT to QUESTION the COMMON CORE!


QUESTIONS:
1) Are we LIVING in CUBA?


2) Have the COMMUNISTS already infiltrated U.S.?


3) Do we have any CIVIL RIGHTS in U.S. anymore?

A) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OsbS9JD7Pvw


B) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OsbS9JD7Pvw#t=41


C) http://www.westernjournalism.com/happened-concerned-dad-objected-schools-controversial-book-shocking-wrong/


“The PAST is the PAST, but the PRESENT is a GIFT from GOD ALMIGHTY!” (TRAINAISM)

“Our CHILDREN are a GIFT lent to U.S. by GOD and GOD ALMIGHTY has EMPOWERED U.S. to LOVE, HONOR, CHERISH and PROTECT them – Till DEATH do U.S. DEPART!” (TRAINAISM)

“If we as AMERICAN CITIZENS cannot PROTECT our CHILDREN, then LORD HELP U.S.!” (TRAINAISM)

“Any NATION that FAILS in its DUTY to PROTECT its CHILDREN is GENERATIONALLY DOOMED!” (TRAINAISM)

“CHILDREN are not just our FUTURE, they are also our PRESENT!” (TRAINAISM)

fatuous1 comments on the DISPLACED VALUES of the COMMON CORE CURRICULUM in MAY of 2014: “Our CHILDREN’S FUTURE is AT STAKE today, and what we do NOW will DEFINITLY impact them LATER in LIFE!” (TRAINAISM)
“They say fatuous1, One man can’t STAND UP against TYRANNY, but I say, I will STAND UP against TYRANNA at least until the LORD LAYITH me DOWN!” (TRAINAISM)

“OPINION are like the fatuous1, EVERBODY has ONE!” (TRAINAISM)

“If the WORLD we LIVE in was less POLITICALLY CORRECT, then maybe we could just STOP LYING to one another!” (TRAINAISM)

“The TRUTH is sometimes UNCOUTH, but the TRUTH is the TRUTH – none the less!” (TRAINAISM)

“The WORLD’S GREATEST WRITERS are more often then not, also the WORLD’S GREATEST READERS – If you want to WRITE better READ more” (TRAINAISM)

“WRITING is CATHARTIC!” (TRAINAISM)

“Whenever an ISSUE or EVENT CAPTURES my HEART, I never have to GUIDE my PEN!” (TRAINAISM)

DIG, PUSH and be BOLD: http://features.aol.com/video/connie-chung-dig-push-and-be-bold?icid=aol|carousel|dl1


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