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Common Core FAQ’s Part 4

Common Core FAQ's Part 4

Common Core FAQ’s Part 4 Question 4: Does the Common Core have a philosophical bias? Answer: Three philosophical threads weave through the Common Core—statism, moral relativism, and progressivism. The statist goals of the Common Core are implicit in the lockstep uniformity that is the central thesis of the program. Relativism’s influence on the Common Core is evident in the open-ended and research-based assessment questions and the expansive new student tracking systems, ideas which have been strongly promoted by relativist Howard

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Common Core FAQ’s Pt. 3

Common Core FAQ's Pt. 3

Common Core FAQ’s Pt 3 Question 3: How is the federal government involved in the Common Core? Answer: Three sets of laws prohibit the federal government from prescribing the content of state curricula and assessments, yet the United States Department of Education has propelled the Common Core more than any other organization and is funding the creation of standardized assessments.2 First, the department conditioned certain education grants on states’ commitment to implement the Common Core. Second, the department offered waivers

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Common Core FAQs Part 2

Common Core FAQs Part 2

Common Core FAQ’s Pt. 2 Question 2: Is the Common Core already being implemented? Answer: The NGA released the Common Core standards on June 2, 2010. Since then, 45 states, four territories, the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards. Minnesota has only adopted the English Language Arts standards. Alaska, Nebraska, Texas and Virginia have refused to adopt the Common Core. As the pedagogical weakness and ballooning implementation cost of the standards

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Common Core FAQ’s

Common Core FAQ's

Common Core FAQ’s This is the first of a multi-part series of FAQ’s on the topic of Common Core State Standards. CHOIS gratefully acknowledges that this information is generated by the brilliant minds at Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA). To read the entire brochure, click HERE. Question 1: What is common core? Answer: The Common Core State Standards (“the Common Core”) are two sets of K-12 academic standards that outline what students are expected to learn in English Language Arts and

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