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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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