Here are a few articles, columns, memes and videos to share on your Mom Blogs that I found around the web this week.
Best opinion piece of the week was from George Will:
George F. Will: Opposition to common core surging as skepticism takes hold
“Opposition to the Common Core is surging because Washington, hoping to mollify opponents, is saying, in effect: “If you like your local control of education, you can keep it. Period.” To which a burgeoning movement is responding: “No. Period.”
Video: Arkansas Mother Karen Lamoreaux Interviewed on Glenn Beck Show.
Parents homeschooling children in response to Common Core standards
“WICHITA, Kan. — Just mention the Common Core and you’ll get a reaction from parents Justin and Jennifer Dahlmann.
“We both get a little tight in the chest,” Justin said.
The Dahlmann’s have four girls ranging in age from 2 to 9. They say they noticed the kids were beginning to struggle in school recently. They didn’t know why.
Then, Justin, a former educator, says they found out the new Common Core math and English standards had been implemented at their children’s private school.
“Our own kids were taking these standards that are driving the curriculum and we didn’t know anything about it,” Justin said. “That’s when we started doing the research on it and realized how overbearing it was.”
…”For the Dahlmann’s, homeschooling their children is, in essence, a form of protest of the “overbearing” standards they believe are coming from “the top down.”
They say what concerns them the most is that most parents have been told little, if anything, about the standards.
They hope no matter the conclusion parents reach, they at least take a closer look and ask questions about what their children are being taught.
“If this does nothing more than wake people up to becoming more involved with their children, that’s great,” Justin said. “But absolutely parents need to become more involved in this.”
The time is now to jump into the conversation. More parents and educators than ever are aware and watching.
Speak up, speak out and let’s shut this thing down…
Ferris Bueller on European Socialism