An interesting article about the Common Core from my West Michigan news WZZM 13 by Sarah Sell and Bob Brenzing.
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I'm not sure how much of the opposition I agree with. When the article paraphrases Melanie Kurdys, it says, "They say they no longer have input in their child's education and can't even help them with homework." The Common Core really does not change a parents input in their child's education, and parents may not be able to help with homework because they don't have enough mathematical understanding to help their children. Asking your kids to stop learning just because you can't help them, seems selfish to me. If you're saying, "My student struggles and I can't help them," then my suggestion would be to talk to your student's teacher. Many schools have after school programs to help students with homework. We also live in a world full of technology and the internet can be a valuable resource for both you and your student. Wolfram Alpha has helped me personally, with many homework assignments.
Please read the article and tell me what you think. If you have other politically neutral articles about the Common Core, I would love to take a look at them. I would like some good resources to give parents a clear understanding of their child's education.