SPLC CALLS PARENTS AGAINST COMMON CORE “CONSPIRACY THEORISTS” | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

SPLC CALLS PARENTS AGAINST COMMON CORE “CONSPIRACY THEORISTS”

The Southern Poverty Law Center blasted the thousands of parents with legitimate concerns over Common Core as “conspiracy theorists,” even though most criticism against Common Core is directed at its poor teaching methodologies.

The controversial group claimed criticism of the federal public school program is based on “outlandish conspiracy theories” and “wildly untrue claims,” but parents are generally upset with Common Core because it penalizes students for correctly answering questions.

“The latest and most virulent example of [Common Core criticism] is the rapidly spreading idea that the Common Core State Standards, an ambitious effort to lift student achievement across the country, is actually a dangerous conspiracy to indoctrinate young people into ‘the homosexual lifestyle,’ communism and globalist ideology, all the while collecting detailed and highly personal information about millions of citizens,” the SPLC asserted.

However, the vast majority of criticism from parents against Common Core has nothing to do with the “homosexual lifestyle” or “communism” but rather that Common Core teaches children overly complicated methods to solve simple math problems.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is desperation on the cusp of both madness, and idiocy.

This system cripples kid's ability to think critically.

Now, let's take a look at what is happening in Detroit, Michigan.

As reported by clickondetroit.com, August 27, 2013:

School districts in metro Detroit will be teaching using the common core standards when children return to school, but lawmakers in Lansing are still weighing whether to spend any more money implementing the standards. The common core standards outline the English and math skills students need to learn to be career and college ready. They were voluntarily adopted by 45 states including Michigan in 2010.

However, what is going on in Detroit public schools at the moment is nothing short of a damned shame for kids with the rotten luck to have to go to school there.

As reported yesterday by cnsnews.com:

In the Detroit public school district, 96 percent of eighth graders are not proficient in mathematics and 93 percent are not proficient in reading. That is according to the results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress tests published by the Department of Education’s National Center for Educational Statistics. Only 4 percent of Detroit public school eighth graders are proficient or better in math and only 7 percent in reading. This is despite the fact that in the 2011-2012 school year—the latest for which the Department of Education has reported the financial data—the Detroit public schools had “total expenditures” of $18,361 per student and “current expenditures” of $13,330 per student.

IF, in fact, the Common Core Curriculum was actually working, why are these results so horrifically abysmal?

There is a simple answer here; Common Core is not working, and is making proficiency worse, rather than better, for these kids.

It's all there in the numbers, folks.

Comments

SHARE THIS ARTICLE WITH YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA