David Waters writes so arrogantly about Common Core in today’s Commercial Appeal that it is astounding and insulting.
It also appears that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. If he were a fair journalist he would seek out what the opposition says and then offer rebuttals. He doesn’t do that. We are expected to take his word for it that “Common Core is neither a political manifesto nor a federal takeover of your local school.” Oh, really? He calls these facts.
In today’s world, it appears that anything you want to be a fact can be. At least in Liberal World. Take, for instance, the Common Core teacher who did not think that addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems necessarily have right and wrong answers.
Wouldn’t you like to see her balance her checkbook!
Waters’ flippancy continues, with this self coined phrase: Common Coreaphobia. That applies to us ignorati who won’t accept the progressive agenda.
Perhaps he should listen to Diana Ravitch, an education historian who has dared to oppose CC. She gave this speech to the Modern Language Association meeting in January. You can read it here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/01/18/everything-you-need-to-know-about-common-core-ravitch/
Don’t depend on the media for a balanced coverage. They don’t even know what it is.