Common Core: Math standards developers refuse to sign off, schools implement unapproved standards
“Mathematics Professor R. James Milgram of Stanford University, the only mathematician on the Validation Committee, refused to sign off on the (Common Core) math standards, because they would put many students two years behind those of many high-achieving countries.”
For example, “Algebra 1 would be taught in 9th grade, not 8th grade for many students, making calculus inaccessible to them in high school. The quality of the standards is low and not internationally benchmarked.”
Dr. James Milgram, Professor of Math at Stanford University, emeritus, had such serious reservations about the fuzzy math of Common Core (Obama’s educational movement) that Milgram refused to sign off on the standards’ adequacy– as an official member of the Common Core Validation Committee.* states Rachel Alexander with RWN.
What are we doing in Tennessee and across the nation to our children?
A push to make our kids mediocre? Are we satisfied to only reach our least potential?
Sure, small community colleges are great and have served my family well but where is the push for higher learning? Where is the thought process that if we set the bar high enough someone might succeed?
We are steadily educating worker bees, slaves and serfs for the workforce at the behest of corporate America while making little globalists and corporate pons to do as they are told.
Is this federal top down indoctrination a part of a bigger plan? Mindless Drones? Is that the best we achieve?
The quest for greatness is not there any more and I don’t completely understand.
Common Core Math Standards not being signed off on or approved is a big deal and we push it forward anyway placing it in our schools and say it’s the best we got? We hand it to our kids? A sub-par education? Unchecked? For a few hundred million?
Meanwhile, we have a corporate globalist out of touch Governor spanning the state making money on his education ventures, wheeling and dealing wherever the opportunity presents.
He is misleading the state and touting that the Common Core Math standards are responsible for raised math scores from last year.
The CC standards are not really even fully implemented yet in TN. Where is the clarity in this debacle by our elected representatives? The media?
If we go the way of New York and Kentucky mimicking their test results we may be in for a surprise or two when our real Common Core scores come in!
But at what expense?
Our children and their education?
Sources of information:
Dr Milgram and Stotsky refuse to sign off on Math and English standards.
White paper: Milgram and Stotsky on Zimba and math standards.