- I do not know if the problem is Common Core itself or the course material from the publishers.
- I do not know if this is the teacher, the course material, or the common core.
Thank you for acknowledging that you are talking about a subject which you do not understand and are unqualified to analyze.
mrhhome : it is very difficult to teach someone to think, and in all honesty, "thinking" is actually a neblous concept.
I appreciate your honesty that you find "thinking" to be a nebulous concept. I am therefore not surprised that you find it difficult to teach someone to think. For those of us trained to do so, it is indeed a challenge, but it is not as difficult as you might suppose. In fact, it can be a pleasure!
mrhhome : this new cirriculum is unproven and carries a great deal of baggage.
Duh, anything "new" is by definition "unproven." Thank you Captain Obvious for stating the obvious. BTW, you spelled "curriculum" incorrectly. Your ignorance is showing.
That being said, could you please elucidate? What exactly is the "great deal of baggage" to which you refer?
mrhhome : I think that the states who are holding out are wise.
Okay, so you're "thinking" again, and we know how difficult that can be for you, but seriously now: it's time for a grammar lesson! States cannot be "wise" as they are not sentient beings. I'll forgive you the error since you find "thinking" to be such a nebulous concept.
Please allow me to help you. Perhaps you meant to say something like this: "The political leaders of the five states which have not yet adopted the CCSS are showing wisdom and restraint ... [blah, blah, blah]."
First of all, political leaders have no business dictating how children should be taught. That should be left to professional educators.
That being said, do you know that 45 out of the 50 states of the US have adopted the CCSS? They have! Do you know why the five that haven't, haven't? There are some really good reasons and they're not for the reasons that you might think. Go find out before you post again. Otherwise you'll only embarrass yourself further.
Please, until you know what the heck you're talking about, refrain from further comment!