Sunday, May 31, 2015

Fiorina gets "F" on Common Core opinion.

Carly Fiorina is a corporate failure, and now bullshitting Republican presidential candidate. That can't be good.

Fiorina also has no idea what Common Core is, or how well its been working for my kids and others around Wisconsin. But she does know it gets a few right wingers angry, and that's a vote getter.

Let’s start with her mindless and meaningless Common Core jab:
GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina said on Sunday she would give Common Core a failing grade for how it teaches American students.
Fiorina, like all Republicans, doesn’t like public education, and lumps all states and school districts into an incredibly misleading talking point:
“Our education system is a big problem,” Fiorina told host Chris Wallace.
Our world ranking suffers because we average in a greater proportion of low income, lower scoring children than other countries. Blame supply side economics.
“When a Washington bureaucracy gets involved in program, it becomes heavy-handed and standardized,” she said.
Nothing is standardized, she’s pulling that out of her ass.
Fiorina pointed to China on Sunday as an example of how federal involvement in education could hurt a country’s knowledge base.
Fiorina must not be aware of all the European countries with national curriculum's and tests. Oh, and these countries are always near the top of the rankings.
“Common Core, unfortunately, limits parents’ choices,” Fiorina said. “It will, over time, limit our children’s options.”
It doesn’t limit anything, so we can only assume she has no idea what Common Core is. Districts across the nation pick and choose how and what they’ll teach.

I hope reporters start educating themselves about Common Core, vouchers and charter shools. 


Anonymous said...

So a national curriculum or tests are an ok part of Common Core, but requiring a child to pass a standardized Civics test to graduate is wrong? What happens when Common Core develops a Civics class (assuming they haven't already)?

Democurmudgeon said...

No, I never said that. Europe has national standards and tests, not the U.S.

Common Core is not a curriculum, and tests are geared to Core standards, but are not nationalized in any way. Civics tests are flag waving nationalistic tea party ways to see who's patriotic or not. All show, no substance.

If you knew anything about history or social studies in schools NOW, kids are learning this stuff in greater detail than ever before. So feel good lunacy of a civics test to graduate is pathetic right wing patriotism.

Anonymous said...

Europe doesn't have "national" standards because Europe is not a nation. sheesh.

Civics tests are a required part of all naturalized immigrants who wish to become citizens. I would bet almost anything that you couldn't pass one unless it was held to your common core standards of dumbing everybody down to the same level.

Give us an example of how common core is helping kids. What practical real world skills has this provided to your children?

if you knew anything about history, I wouldn't have to keep coming on here to explain to you how the real world works. So you are already admitting that you are a commie marxist with no sense of patriotism. That seems incredibly unfair as you should contribute your fair share and stop freeloading off of the system that has afforded you the standard of living that you enjoy.

Democurmudgeon said...

Europe is a general term...I'm not naming all the nations with standards and tests. Doh! Many also have nationwide vouchers, but again, every school must meet the standards and answer to the tests.

Give me proof Common Core is dumbing down students please? I have two in school now, they're doing great...for now. Walker might end that.

Common Core isn't a curriculum, so every district has designed their own course work. If it isn't working near you, maybe there are more people like you influencing their outcomes. You need a new school board. My kids aren't in the "real world" yet, they children. But when they finally do meet people like you they'll know what to do.

Yea, I'm not giving my fair share anymore, freeloading off the 60 or so years of labor contributing to my Social Security. I've seen the standard of living go down thanks to folks like you who don't have a clue. 60 years is enough time to see a few changes. Yea, tell me how the real world works you condescending jerk.

All your assumptions about me have been wrong so far. We can all assume everything else you've written is more of the same.