To the editor:
American children including our Wilbur School children face real problems from the Common Core Curriculum.
Businessmen like Microsoft’s Bill Gates and his friends, in the name of education, reform introduced the CCC, but it also funds their business interests. They market the standardized testing associated with CCC, which has risen in cost by a factor of three to $1.7 billion between 2001 and 2012 and is further predicted to rise by a factor of 20 (Dr. Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus at the University of Southern Californian).
Other companies, namely Common Core Inc associated with CCC in New York, are about to sell textbooks based on CCC even before the scheme has been widely tested from an education point of view. These dubious textbooks will therefore be leveraged by New York’s tax dollars and Little Compton could be next!
Our children in Little Compton need good math, English, science and art teachers who know their subject through and through and can teach facts calmly and steadily rather than how to pass tests for the Common Core Curriculum.
Julie E M McGeoch
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