Tag Archives: Common Core

  • Common Core Conundrum: Why Homeschoolers Should Care More (Not Less) Than Everyone Else

    By: Dr. Duke Pesta, university English professor and academic director of FreedomProject Academy  (www.fpeusa.org) Why does it always seem that those most vigilant in exercising forethought and taking responsibility, end up on the hook for everyone else? This, of course, is true across contemporary culture, from the ever-burgeoning welfare state to the heavy regulatory and Continue Reading

  • Common Core: Is It Illegal?

    www.homeschoolnewslink.comwww.homeschoolmagazine.com By Mary Hood, Ph.D. By now, most of you have probably heard something about Common Core. Many parents first noticed something was different when their small children began having difficulties with the math problems associated with the curriculum that is linked to Common Core. Even children who had been getting very good grades in Continue Reading

  • Are Core Curriculum Standards and Critical Thinking Killing the Love for Learning?

    By Ronald E. Johnson, C.Ph.D. So-called educational experts have for more than three decades adopted the mantra of promoting critical thinking skills, ostensibly to inspire children to develop a love for learning. At the same time, sympathizers of Common Core Standards decry the practice of rote memory of facts and figures, and insist on universal Continue Reading

  • Common Core Standards What Do They Mean for Homeschoolers?

    By Tracy Weissman Dunbar Our schools have been quietly taken over. We are no longer teaching the skills and concepts that our kids need. Gone are the days of creativity, innovation, and personal growth: Here are the days of nationalized pigeonholing, segregation, dysfunction. It used to be that in America you could be whatever you Continue Reading