The amount of messaging fail delivered in this New Bern Sun Journal editorial is staggering. Just look at the title, which drips with accepting mediocrity: Editorial: Common Core not perfect, but starting over isn’t the answer
I left a comment which reads as follows:
In dropping the core, NC can create standards of their own that can be improved upon, changed and continually upward moving. Keep the Common Core and NC is a slave to whatever the CCSSO and NGA decide to change in the standards since they own the copyright.
“But throwing out the Common Core and starting over with whatever the commission and the State Board of Education come up with will only add to the frustration and confusion that already exists.”
The confusion and frustration will continue at an exponential rate. The idea of keeping something that is as invasive, costly and unvetted simply because that is what is easiest is just as flawed an idea as common core is a set of standards.
Common Core is fundamentally flawed from the individual standards, to the tests, to the ‘aligned’ text books, to the patchwork, canned curriculum.
Keeping the common core only digs us into a hole a whole generation of our children will never be able to climb out of.