A Momma Bear's cub gives the teacher a lesson about Common Core...
"What is common core?"
Students were given a few minutes to write their answers down. My daughter said most students did not know what to write, and her friend wrote about apple cores. My dear, observant child quickly wrote a paragraph. The teacher then asked if anyone could tell the class what Common Core is. Nobody raised their hand, except my dear, brave daughter. She read her answer aloud, and I'm certain it was not an answer her teacher expected to hear from his students. My little mini-me, who I love so much, wrote this:
"Common Core is a bad program sponsored by Bill Gates. It makes kids do lots of tests and is taking over the schools. It makes kids do lots of work. It is going on all over the country. People are working together to get rid of it."
She said there was a silence in the room, and then her teacher said, "Well, I can definitely see where you're coming from because some teachers don't agree with parts of Common Core, but I think it is good for students." Then he asked what her mom did for a living. She told him I was a stay at home mom who was working to get rid of common core and other bad things for schools.
I haven't gotten a phone call from her teacher...
Tomorrow night is Curriculum Night at her school. I wonder if her teacher will say anything to me about it?
I'll let you know.
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