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Blake Neff, writing for the Daily Caller, http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/28/why-are-conservatives-so-bloody-mad-about-apush/, explains a bit.

I posted this bit on my Facebook (more after the “more”):

Repeating, “The central goal of any AP class is to prepare students to pass the end-of-year exam.” Thus, nothing is taught but what will be on the test. [Keep in mind that student performance on these tests factors into the teacher’s performance evaluation, usually to an unhealthy, even scary, proportion.]

My complaint is this money-driven, left-leaning agenda-driven organization is making money hand over fist off our kids. For what? So they have a more in-depth, advanced history class? Well, that would be okay, if it was inexpensive, and if it actually was. It seems to me we can do better ourselves. Let the teachers do their jobs. College Board hypes these courses as money-saving. Pretending parents (or the student) will save money by not having to take the course at university. Hogwash! It just don’t work that way, and our school districts are paying through the nose to save a little money for very few of their students. Stop it. Honors classes are good, great even, but AP is just a money-maker, overhyped.  Read the rest of this entry »

I added a comment at the AT site, but I realized I needed to write more. So, I write referencing this article at American Thinker:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/04/the_college_board_trolls_for_home-schoolers.html

This is a good opportunity to aver that Common Core is NOT OK. We need to kick it out. Reach out and let our state officials know. Especially our governor and our state superintendent. It is obvious that we will soon be a society of drones, made up of those who unquestioningly comply with the state sanctioned wisdom. There will be a few of us who resist, because resistance is not futile. And there will be those who continue to sugar coat and glorify the consensus. The hive-mind mentality is taking over all aspects of science. That is a bad thing.

I know this is radical, but it was radical when Jefferson et al. first wrote it. I want the US Constitution 1st Amendment to read:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of education or religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Read the rest of this entry »

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