Put the brakes
on Common Core
In a recent Lima News article, “LCC to issue iPads to all students in the fall,” school President Walt Klimaski states, “We think this is the right thing to do.” One wonders had it not been for the progressive Common Core standards being implemented for the 2014-2015 school year, would LCC or any other school have bought iPads or made computer upgrades? President Klimaski, the right thing to do would have been to instruct parents and teachers to do their own Common Core homework.
There is an ever growing list of parents, brave teachers, and public and private organizations attempting and succeeding in putting the brakes on Common Core. Indiana, Alabama, South Dakota, Georgia, Texas, and now this past week the Ohio House have either defunded in whole or in part Common Core and/or the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers).
The Republican National Committee, during their spring conference in Los Angeles, issued harsh criticism of Common Core: “WHEREAS, even though Federal Law prohibits the federalizing of curriculum (2.), the Obama Administration accepted the CCSS (Common Core) plan and used 2009 Stimulus Bill money to reward the states that were most committed to the president’s CCSS agenda; but, they failed to give states, their legislatures and their citizens time to evaluate the CCSS before having to commit to them.”
Education is not to make children into human capital, but as Plato wrote, “To teach children to desire the right things.”
— Michael DeVita, Lima