Common Core

Nobody asked but …

If you laid all the educators in the world head to toe, they would never reach a consensus on what was a common core.  In the small HBCU (about 2,000 students) where I used to teach Computer Science, you couldn’t even get two professors teaching the same course to come up with a standard syllabus.  In fact, the idea that you can somehow limit the concepts that get covered in a course is a ludicrously simple-minded idea.  It’s the kind of thing that a politician conjures up (I caught myself before typing “thinks up” — no brains were abused, or used, in such production).  It’s the kind of thing that the next politician promises to reform, in a vicious cycle of reform and be reformed..


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