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Old 3rd April 2014, 22:51   #1
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"Dear Mr Principal": My self-righteous letter to my daughter's school

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Old 4th April 2014, 01:58   #2
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I still don't understand the whole purpose of this " common core " method of teaching. I have seen examples of math problems where you use arrows on a scale to " compute " mathematical answers - which makes absolutely no sense to me. Give me old fashioned vertically stacked numbers where you can add subtract multiply and divide.

https://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/124...core-homework/

If this method of instruction continues to pervade education - then we have absolutely no glimmer of hope.

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Old 6th April 2014, 05:18   #7
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Can always try homeschooling. If all else fails, the good old Roman Catholic school system should take care of them.....the beatings worked wonders for me.

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I home schooled as well but no Roman Catholic school system for me.

I tell you what, the motivation required to keep going and not slack off with parents who seem uninterested/don't understand the work in the home schooling area of it all can be quite difficult. I barely made it through my two years and ended back in the public school system simply because my teachers there were more willing to help and push me to better my self.

Not saying that my parents were bad or completely arrogant towards my education it was simply the fact that they did not understand the "core education" of Canada. It's hard for them to teach me anything when I have to teach them how I need to do the work. :P

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In Roman Catholic high school, we teach you mother fucking Latin and classical Greek because that is going to halp you in the futures!



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I still don't understand the whole purpose of this " common core " method of teaching. I have seen examples of math problems where you use arrows on a scale to " compute " mathematical answers - which makes absolutely no sense to me. Give me old fashioned vertically stacked numbers where you can add subtract multiply and divide.

https://www.ijreview.com/2014/03/124...core-homework/

If this method of instruction continues to pervade education - then we have absolutely no glimmer of hope.
Common Core is just a set of standards. It's not a particular curriculum or way of teaching. I think the math standards (at least at the high school level; I can't speak for lower grades) are pretty well thought out. In particular, I like that there is a greater emphasis on requiring that students be able to justify/explain their work.

That said, I am not a fan of Engage New York and many other curricula created for the CC. I don't think the fault is with the Common Core; you can create a shitty curriculum for any set of standards. If I had to guess, I'd say that Engage New York and its ilk were created by assholes who have never taught and don't really "get" math.

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If all else fails, the good old Roman Catholic school system should take care of them.....the beatings worked wonders for me.
Public for Kindergarten,
Catholic (private) grade school for 1st through 8th,
a Catholic (private) high school for 9th through half of 11th,
Public for last half of 11th and 12th.
(then college, grad school, post-grad, etc...)

In my situation, the public schools did a much better job with me, but I have seen places where the Catholic schools were better.

In my situation, both public and private had very demanding and high expectations, but the key difference was in actual teaching strategies.

The private schools basically showed me very difficult material and then tested me on it, and I had to figure out how to learn it. Kinda pointless to show up, when I could get the same by just getting the book and learning at home. The teachers were either rookies waiting for a "real job" to open up (and the staff had plenty of young teachers leaving for public to prove it), or they were the wives of rich husbands who didn't really care if they were doing well or not. That private school seemed to focus all attention to a few rich kids that became poster children of success, having been born on 3rd base, and later prancing around like they hit a home run.

The public school I attended presented the same content/material, but they actually taught it with data-proven strategies, to kids who were a lot less well-off and a lot less motivated. These kids ended up just as successful despite being a lot less privileged. The teachers were very well experienced and had a better sense of urgency when it came to making sure even the dumbest knucklehead could graduate with a decent education and get a family-supporting job on his own merit, complete with real-life problem-solving skills to make sure they could make it on their own. They had plenty of opportunities for the high-fliers too, as many as the private school.

Having said that, I have seen the exact opposite in other areas too. My suggestion on the public-private debate would be to talk to a current student, a recent grad, and some parents of each school and then decide.

As for testing, I can't really comment, as part of my job (school counselor) is for better or worse, being a building test coordinator. To comment about work-related topic in a public forum could be dangerous as words can be misinterpreted.

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