WHY WOULD ANYONE THINK THIS IS A REASONABLE IDEA?
“(The kindergarten kids are) scared. They just don’t understand you’re supposed to bubble in next to the answer.”
The Common Core State Standards are marketed to the public as getting students "College and Career Ready."
...It looks like reformers plan for lots of private school students to be "College Ready."
Public and charter schools have to do as they are told. The Common Core State Standards and year after year of standardized tests for folks who aren't paying more than their tax dollars. Test-prep, remedial classes, and a slow and painful death of self-esteem for these kids.
...It looks like reformers are aiming for lots of public and charter school students to go straight to minimum wage "careers."
The Pennsylvania State Constitution addresses public education in Article III, Section 14 which states:
Section 14. Public School System
The General Assembly shall provide for the maintenance and support of a thorough and efficient system of public education to serve the needs of the Commonwealth.