Victor3about 1 year ago
For those who want some form of proof: http://phys.org/news/2013-01-poor-international-student.html If you look further you will find that when disaggregated by SES, the top 1/2 of our students are among the best on the planet. On the topic of the CCSS, the basic idea of having a set of curriculum standards is a good one, but the way the standards were written and who wrote them leaves a tremendous amount to be desired to the point that the end product is in conflict with the goals of the project. Here are two examples of the many available if you just take the time to look for yourselves. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/29/a-tough-critique-of-common-core-on-early-childhood-education/ #2: http://dianeravitch.net/2013/02/26/carol-burris-my-concerns-about-the-common-core/ In all seriousness, these things are not hard to find.