tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post3893162695021701372..comments2017-12-13T15:17:12.005-05:00Comments on Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Common Core State Standards - The precursor to testing the crap out of kidsLisa Nielsenhttps://plus.google.com/116727180683288878674noreply@blogger.comBlogger6125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-80212125490123556232013-04-16T00:15:55.067-04:002013-04-16T00:15:55.067-04:00Common Core is very very bad for this country\
wa...Common Core is very very bad for this country\<br /><br />wake up peopleAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-1319114099240889832013-01-29T06:03:50.216-05:002013-01-29T06:03:50.216-05:00USA's literacy levels have dropped since '...USA's literacy levels have dropped since 'no child left behind' (look at how much america and other countries have dropped in international tests since formal testing and 'teaching to the test' has been brought in, it isn't just USA but other countries that have also implemented this kind of education system) and the way to remedy this problem is to bring testing down to kindergarten children? <br /><br />It makes no sense to me. Would like someone to explain it. I am confused. Where is the love of learning? Where is the wondering how and why? Creating followers not thinkers (which I predict is needed in this century) Am I alone in this believe? Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-1949379753989674042012-08-01T12:10:29.465-04:002012-08-01T12:10:29.465-04:00I agree that these questions are absurd. What is e...I agree that these questions are absurd. What is even more absurd however is the fact that the solution to a problem of uneducated youth is to put them into the smallest of boxes. Where is creativity in any of these tests. They do not take into consideration that human beings have different learning styles and different ways of seeing the world. We don't teach students to be thinkers anymore we teach them to test takers. Therefore, if you can figure out how to succeed at these tests you rise to the top. If you can't than you are considered a low performer. What kind of crap is that to lay on students? With all these educated people making all these major decisions about education you would think it would have been figured out by now. The problem those "educated" people were probably the ones that fit inside the box and did exceptionally well. So to them this is the only way to learn. Meanwhile, there are some really creative and intelligent people that actually work with students that know that you cannot standardize education there are too many non standard deviations!Liz Molloyhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12994856995899407996noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-45230084369694694952012-07-16T14:17:50.157-04:002012-07-16T14:17:50.157-04:00These questions are horrible!These questions are horrible!Maryhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14541063678406252574noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-76246003789475250572012-07-13T08:16:06.333-04:002012-07-13T08:16:06.333-04:00Actually, the best possible result from that math ...Actually, the best possible result from that math question would be all the students answering that there is no possible answer because the question makes invalid assumptions and is otherwise preposterous. <br /><br />Unfortunately, many teachers are no more capable of critical thinking than the legislators who supported this common nationwide express train to mediocrity.Deven Blackhttp://educationontheplate.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8318734518772387227.post-55330670431368146852012-07-12T11:36:39.906-04:002012-07-12T11:36:39.906-04:00If the Common Core State Standards are to be asses...If the Common Core State Standards are to be assessed by the type of sample questions you give here, there could be no better example of the intellectual disaster that would be created by teaching to these "standards". In the "math" example, one might suppose what they are looking for is the equation for a straight line. Drawing (or equating) two (rectilinear) points to a straight line is trivial. However, two points do NOT make for a linear function. Moreover, assuming there was some correlation that approximated a linear function, it's validity over a range of values would be highly suspect; extrapolating to 0oF for example. Introducing the (concept of a) function in this context would confuse Einstein (in fact, it probably did). Without addressing these issues, either in the question itself, or teaching to the question (God forbid), there would be a serious dissonance in critical thinking for some number of students. Others may readily accept it (ouch!). That "a professional football team trainer" "observes" a "linear function" suggests this is some sort of "fact". Really? Did he also measure relative humidity? Average nutritional status of the players? Over what range did "he observe" this "linear function"? What temperature was the water? Just what "model" does our "linear function" describe? And, does it serve any real purpose in this example? <br /> Joy of reading? This "cute" math problem - and any "teaching" behind it, would suck out the joy of thinking.Markhttp://sumnotes.comnoreply@blogger.com