Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The problem with Common Core
Dr. Mike Carlson takes a look at Common Core, and finds it lacking:
The problem with a helping of Federal funding is that it is always served with a side of Federal control.
Remember the double-nickel speed limit imposed by the states? The Feds did not have the power to "require" the states to impose the speed limit. But, they did use the coercive force of the purse strings to "gently persuade" the states to get in line.
I still recall vividly the tenth of June, 1976, while travelling the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the speed limit, being passed by a limo with government plates. I would guess that the limo was running at about 75 or 80.
I bet those behind imposing these CC standards almost exclusively send their children to private schools.
Rules for thee, but not for me. . .
What do you think?