Common Core’s Education Snake Oil

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Those who are trying to sell us Common Core say that they have designed a new system of standards that will be able to predict and ensure the future college and career success of American students.

This is a lie, a con, a scam of massive proportions. It’s all a big marketing scheme. Saying that Common Core will prepare the nation’s children for the future is like telling Americans that drinking Coca Cola at every meal will make us happier and healthier. The truth is just the opposite.

Researchers (the one’s who have actually done their homework) have found that the best predictor for college success is getting good grades in high school. It didn’t matter what school someone attended, or even their SAT scores. Students who finish high school with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or better are much more likely to finish college successfully. In other words, those who…

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