Why don’t many of you like COMMON CORE?

Let’s face it….our eduction in many communities is really awful. As I understand Common Core, it is standards in two areas: reading and math. If you can’t read, you can’t fill out a job application. If you can’t add, you can’t even figure out at the grocery store if you are overcharged..and you sure are not going to get a job as a cashier anyplace.

Whatever we are doing in the poorly performing schools should be stopped – we need new ideas, we need to try new things.  

So…tell me:

1/ if you are opposed to Common Core, tell me why;

2/ your suggestion for the very poorly performing schools.

I want explanations and ideas, not just objections.  I am game for any new ideas that are worth trying, and that may work to improve our dwindling education.