Maybe everyone who bragged about how they ‘effing’ loved science should take a look at the data. It might change some minds.
For whatever reason, the Progressives loved it. They insisted that it was the way of the future — or something like that.
Does it take a simple addition problem, and turn it into a an essay question? Sure. But that’s a good thing. Yup. A good thing.
One school in Florida wasn’t convinced.
So they chucked the Common Core curriculum into the sea… so to speak.
And they have measured the change in learning objectives.
The numbers speak for themselves.
So the NEW ways are actually inferior the the tried-and-true methods of yesteryear.
Thanks to the classical approach of phonics, an impressive 90 percent of the third-grade students at Mason Classical Academy were proficient in English Language Arts, compared to just 58 percent in the county overall, most of whom rely on Common Core. In fact, the MCA third-graders were in Florida’s top two percent, while fifth graders from the academy ranked in the state’s top one percent.
Source: Natural News
There is a REASON there has been a surge in Classical education.
It’s because it works.
Contrast that to Common Core, which is described this way:
One of its defining characteristics is the way it “dumbs down” many concepts and has students take too many steps to reach conclusions that are obvious to those of us who were schooled the traditional way.
For example, many people were outraged when a second-grade student’s homework went viral after a correct math answer was marked wrong by the teacher because it wasn’t “friendly.” When asked to solve 530-270, the student arrives at the right answer by subtracting the way most of us were taught in school. Although the student got the right answer, his teacher wanted him to solve it by adding 30 to both numbers so the problem would then be 560-300. There are countless other examples of homework just like this one that illustrate how Common Core is unnecessarily confusing and focused on all the wrong things.
Source: Natural News
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