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Common Core Must Be Eliminated

October 4, 2013

To The Reader’s Forum: Taxpayers spend billions of dollars on K-12 education, most of it going for teacher and administrative salaries....

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Oct-04-13 4:10 AM

let's start with elimination of teachers unions and 25% paycuts across the board.

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Oct-04-13 4:59 AM

A 25% pay cut for who? The teachers or the politicians?

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Oct-04-13 5:15 AM

Teachers are not the problem, we need to eliminate the Department of Education and keep local control. Great Letter!

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Oct-04-13 6:45 AM

You can't eliminate the teachers union, bad precident to start. Despite what the right claims not all unions are bad. Public Unions give private unions a bad name. Do I think their power (Teachers U) needs to limited, yes. But good luck, thanks to Citizens United.

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Oct-04-13 6:58 AM

State Aid should NOT go to a Religious School. You Can't eliminate the Dept of Edu. The fed gives the states money which goes to local school districts that they need to survive. They need to have a say if theyre putting that much money out.

The problem with education, is most parents, local school boards, and politicians know very little about education. Then teachersand admin who do, are looking out for their best interest and not the students. Just listen to the crap that school admin. will feed the boards of edu around here.

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Oct-04-13 8:00 AM

I hear no mentionof blame on parents now a days. There are a small percentage of bad teachers, but a larger percentage of bad parents. Teachers now a days not only have to teach, but also be the parents, the disciplinarians, the guidance counselor, etc. Their job should be to teach. These kids are so screwed uo when they get to school, the job of teaching is almost impossible. Blame the parents for not parenting. And by the way, I am totally against tenure. And instigator, how would you like to take a 25% paycut? Do you have 4 YR DEGREE WITH A MASTERS? Teachers do.

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Oct-04-13 8:19 AM

nonfiction, you're wrong about Citizens United. Unions have been able to give unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns all along. The vast majority of those contributions went to Democrats. People who worked for corporations were not given equal protection because corporations, who represent their interests and well-being, were severely limited on how much they could contribute. Citizens United evened the playing field. That's why Obama and the Democrats were so upset. By the way, most Constitutional scholars agreed with the decision and have said Obama was wrong in attacking the Supreme Court, both in style and substance.

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Oct-04-13 8:24 AM

Common Core is just another , in the long list of, constitutional violations this Presidents administration has participated in! Keep the Feds out of our schools!

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Oct-04-13 8:31 AM

as a leftist I abhor the tea party, religious nutcase homeschoolers..etc etc.. but in this particular case I must admit that common core is just another control tactic..get rid of it

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Oct-04-13 8:57 AM

Obama had SCOTUS captive in the audience and berated them publicly while Schumer sneered at them from directly behind them. The guy has no class. He's A Chicago fundraiser and nothing more.

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Oct-04-13 9:26 AM

Have a Coke and a smile and relax, duckster. Why are the leftists so angry?

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Oct-04-13 9:28 AM

"Unions have been able to give unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns all along."

Not completely true. A union is considered a non-profit (also NRA, Church Organizations) pre-CU they could only spend half of what they raised on political expenditures. Now they can spend as much as they want. It also lifted other restrictions on their campaigning. There were plenty of Non-profits that are on the right.

"Citizens United evened the playing field."

Even yes, same rules for everyone. Fair, not really. It basically made corruption and buying elctions legal. I would rather had them go the other way. restricting any organization from donating. Leaving it up to indivdiduals with a 1000 cap. That would have evened the playing field.

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Oct-04-13 9:29 AM

Unions are what put this country out of work. All unions are bad

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Oct-04-13 9:33 AM


I disagree with keeping local control. You need some oversight. Can you imagine what some of these small narrow minded towns across the country will be teaching their kids. Districts with 80-90% poverty rate. Who in that community will run that school? I don't agree with common core, but I don't think the answer is full local control.

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Oct-04-13 10:39 AM

You mean like the highest paid, most costly schools like Chicago that graduates dummies, and about a quarter of the kids who start? How much worse could that hick town be?

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Oct-04-13 4:03 PM

Everybody that hates common core & Obamadontcare Raise your hand; wheee feel the breeze?

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Oct-04-13 4:05 PM

Biggest thing the BHO ever did was hand out free cheese. So what do dummies do? Elect him as president USA!!! of course not without voter fraud!

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Oct-04-13 5:01 PM

Look it up genius.

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Oct-04-13 7:41 PM

All I really know, is that since my kids (who are honor, straight A students) started taking this Common Core Math, there has been nothing but tears of frustration and a complete lack of understanding as to what to do. There is no book, no papers coming, as a parent, am I to help them with homework?? Its rediculous!

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Oct-04-13 10:08 PM

The NYS Learning Modules are scripted curriculum that makes it seem like the government thinks robots can teach our children. Instead of arguing about unions and teacher salaries, we need to band together to get some changes made quickly. The teachers are not to blame for this mess, and most of them feel helpless at this moment. They have a new curriculum they don't know how to teach, and their jobs are being held over their heads. Please have a conversation with a teacher. Let him/her show you how difficult the transition has been. Nothing changes with regard to this, by voicing your opinion on here. If you want to be heard, contact your school officials, and local, state, and national political leaders. If enough people get together, the government will have to start listening. By the way, the Southwestern District is listening to us and has scheduled a meeting for parents. If you are a Southwestern PreK-12 parent, check your child's folder next week for the details. CU There

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Oct-05-13 2:16 AM

Madman & PT Commoncore~ right on!!

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Oct-05-13 8:24 AM

What? we can't say COMMON now? blocked out by ***** in previous post

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Oct-05-13 8:25 AM

go figure

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Oct-05-13 8:33 AM

The Amish won't be teaching this TRASH to their children. Common core says K-5th (yes, K) must be proficient in identifying ALL the male & FEmale parts, the sezual trans diseases, symptoms & cures or treatments, how you get them, all the alt. lifestyle info savy jargon. It is a piece of trash. nothong more. A money & power GRAB. OH Bumme Rushie 10:28 pm says: "Are the Amish exempt?"(from obamauncare) OH, I WISH IT WERE JUST THE AMISH. (Remember when BHO was against the America? now he exempts them.)? President Obama’s health law and the “individual mandate” requiring residents to have health insurance, more than 160,000 others who use health-sharing ministries will be exempt. They’re one of nine exemptions built into the health care law, covering everyone from ILLEGAL immigrants to PRISONERS; those who have religious conscience objections. HEY nobody wants his (BHO) crappy, miserable ideas. Obama doesn't even want it. he hasn't read it

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Oct-05-13 2:25 PM

Wow, name calling. Guess the educational system failed you too, CREDENCE. I'm sorry about that. Take it down a notch, or learn how to have a legitimate debate.

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