WAVE 3 News Editorial - May 15, 2014: Common Core Feedback - wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather & Sports

WAVE 3 News Editorial - May 15, 2014: Common Core Feedback

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By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Our editorial finding fault with Indiana for dropping the Common Core education standards was soundly rebuked.

John Snead emailed it was incredibly misguided and illogical and not a gauge of performance peer to peer, state to state and internationally, "As a teacher who has been required to work extensively with CCS in Commonwealth classrooms I know that this is pure, unadulterated propaganda so the federal government can regulate…their particular points of view. Focus on what the teachers are forced to teach because of these poorly written, misguided, harmful, uneducated laws where receiving federal monies are the real motivation."

Ben Anderson stated, "I love that Indiana dropped the common core. You cannot compare everyone across the country…a cookie cutter assessment method is not a feasible alternative to rank progress for all students. The old state to state achievement tests worked for so long. Why can't something like that work?"

Susan Danielle Greenwell commented, "I like to know where my child stands on a national level and be re-assured that she is right at or above where she needs to be. We take education VERY seriously, as scholarships and college success is going to be everything to us. However this model was faulty from the start...the common core method never worked and it was never going to work.  It doesn't suit learning styles and it doesn't take into consideration learning disabilities or disorders."

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