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Lodi Unified School District board schedules workshop on new state curriculum mandates

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Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013 7:06 pm

Big changes are on tap at public schools throughout California. The state Legislature has adopted what is known as “Common Core Standards” that schools must employ beginning in the 2015-16 school year.

“It’s going to be a lot of what we do,” Lodi Unified School District Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer said at a recent school board meeting.

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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:17 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

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  • Joanne Bobin posted at 12:17 pm on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    It is funny that Ms. Parigoris states: "Common Core is NOT a state mandate only. It is a NATIONALIZED form of education.."

    And then the PDF link that she provides from Arizona states on its very first line:

    "MYTH: The Arizona Common Core Standards are NATIONAL STANDARDS."

    and then:

    FACT: The federal government was NOT involved in the development of the standards.

    FYI - Ms. Parigoris - teachers ARE facilitators.

    All of the skills listed in the article above were included in the curriculum in the state where I attended K-12. I don't know if they have ever been included in California's standards, but judging from what my children were taught in elementary school, they haven't been included for the past several decades. If college bound kids don't want to fall behind in their first semester, this is what they should be learning.

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 11:38 am on Tue, May 14, 2013.

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    I thought you re-tired?

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 11:31 am on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Indiana joins states that are either pulling back or considering halting Common Core standards, including Alabama, South Dakota and Georgia. The Michigan House recently voted to strip all funding for Common Core. No congressional approval- fully an executive branch move.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyWtIyer-_M&feature=youtu.be
    It will cost California taxpayers 1.6 billion dollars.."one size fits all" curriculum..

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 8:13 am on Tue, May 14, 2013.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Common Core is NOT a state mandate only. It is a nationalized form of education that will make teachers facilitators, not teachers. Students will be subjected to Data mining- and facilitators will have up to 400 points of information being collected on students. There are parent/teacher/educator groups sprouting up all over the country sounding the alarm on Common Core. Facts and myths exposed on Common Core can be read here, but there is a website for almost every state (including California) against Common Core. Some states are even proposing legislation to not implement it. http://arizonansagainstcommoncore.com/AACC_Myths_vs_Facts.pdf

     
  • Doug Chaney posted at 6:29 am on Mon, May 13, 2013.

    advocate Posts: 500

    Price tag? Just what does price have to do with a decent education and the things us lucky oldsters were taught as a regular curriculum? With a quarter billion dollar budget, the administration costs, salaries and benefits are way out of line and need to be brought under control and spent in the classrooms and on hiring more teachers.

     
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