This article is totally without truth or substance. Many of my colleagues who
responded to this survey and myself did not have our comments reported. The
survey was biased. I do not trust DOE nor any of those who helped sponsor this
sham. Common Core, if anyone cared to read it, is a destruction of the
education so vitally needed in this day. If the Common Core is adopted, I will
personally pay to enroll my grandchildren in private schools where they will
receive an education not dictated by the Federal Government and cow-towed to by
a gutless, whiny state government and DOE.
The survey you're reporting about asked for people's views on common
core and who was right. Supporters or opponents? But when they asked the
question they phrased it this way: "Opponents, especially
arch-conservatives, who fear Common Core standards will compromise Utah values,
threaten local control of education, and impose one-size-fits-all
requirements." Now the site doesn't show the "especially
arch-conservatives" since that would indicate to readers that there was bias
involved while people took the survey.It's no surprise with
biased questions like this that they got the results they wanted. Further, Diana
Suddreth at the USOE sent around this email. "Please distribute
this very important survey to interested stakeholders. We won’t talk
about the statistical implications of a survey dependent on people logging in to
take it…unless we have to."Since the survey was slanted
and came out their way, they're happy to use it to prove their points.
Otherwise they would have state how invalid it was.
Common COre is just another stepm another tool, another mechanism, which the
federal can use to further control over the education, and as
we've seen more control exercised at higher levels, we have had more and
more extreme left indoctrination, from sex eductaion, toleration of more
abnormal behaviors sexual and otherwise, to a socialist/matxist rewrite of our
history and priciples of government, to militant indoctrination in sciences of
what our children will or will not believe, of our children,Education should purely should be a community thing with tolal local control,
not a state thing, nor a federal thing, and certainly not a union thing.Do we want federal government to start dictating standards?What will mean down the road? It is natire of government to
exercise more tryarannical control.And it all starts with snake oil
salemen saling good intentions.nip this in the bud.
The three previous comments reflect a total lack of understanding of how the
core curriculum is developed. Even in the article, there is an observation
that Utah and other states are the developers of the Common Core curriculum.
The suggestion that this is a federal program is totally without reason or
informed understanding.This is not a federal program. It is a
cooperative effort by states to set standards which appear likely to be shared
by the majority of states.