While is it difficult to explain how the federally mandated Common Core standards affect teachers and students in their daily classroom situation, this letter from a teacher to her legislator captures the rigid schedule and control of the timing of the presentation of materials. Speaking to teachers, many have become disheartened by this attempt to control not just what they teach, but also how and when they teach. Teaching our children is a calling, and the love of teaching drives people into this career. It is not the money, obviously, sad to say. They are stressed about the control and monitoring of keeping on schedule, whether they believe their students have “gotten it” or not. They must move on to keep on schedule. The children hate it, the teachers hate it, and the parents hate it. So why are we allowing the federal government to force us to incorporate such an obviously flawed method of education into our schools? To read the letter, click here.
Below is a video from Americans for Prosperity regarding the federal control and power grab through Common Core.