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Agawam Preschool Shows Documentary on Common Core Standards

common coreAGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) – A Common Core curriculum is coming to Western Mass. schools. But are your children ready?

One preschool in Agawam decided to be proactive in learning more about the new standards by hosting a documentary viewing of “Race to Nowhere,” a film made by a parent which takes a look at the current problems in today’s school systems while discovering ways to fix it.

“It’s a great opportunity because so many of our kids do talk about the intense pressure they are under with all the testing,” Wendy Rua, School Committee Member.

Springfield schools have already begun using the Common Core and by the fall of 2014, all schools will have taken up this new method of teaching.

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  • Rags

    WAY too big and important a story for you to gloss over it this way. People need to know and understand Common Core and decide for themselves if it’s the right approach. One of the people who came up with new educational standards for MA 10 years ago was part of the group that wrote the Common Core standards. She quit because the standards we far too low. And under Common Core, they have a new way to do things like math. If a student says that 3 times 4 is 11 they are considered correct so long as they can explain their thinking and the system they used to get to the answer. The testing is corrupt and pushes a political point of view. Common Core is an attempt at a standardized national educational plan, and that is unconstitutional and breaks at least 3 long standing federal laws. And Common Core is building a database on all kids beginning before pre-school and following them through college and beyond. It doesn’t just track grades, it profiles the parents incomes and voting patterns. They even are proposing developing devises that they will make your children wear while in class to assess brain activity and follow their eye movements. The more you know about Common Core the more questions it raises. Check it out for yourself. This is a big issue worthy of WGGB doing a 60 minute special. It’s important.