All over the country, parents are becoming more and more angry about something known as the Common Core. Have you heard of this curriculum that seems to have been adopted everywhere in the United States? According to this blog post, the Common Core is, " a massive effort to transform K–12 education in America by creating tough new standards for what kids should know and be able to do at each grade level—and tough tests to go along with them." The Common Core is upsetting some parents to the point of being placed under arrest, as was the Baltimore father who tried to get some questions answered about it at a parent/administration meeting.
This isn't the first time this type of thing has been tried in America. In fact, in the 80's and 90's, educators tried to implement a "Common Core" type theme to our kids' education, only to have their efforts fall flat before too long. The method that seems to be working the best (at least the one that makes the most people happy) is to allow each state to design its own plan for education. However, that plan goes against the basic premise of the Common Core. Although states are free to pull out of the plan, and some already have, educators are hoping that most states will remain with it.
There has never been a better time to attend a Christian School. We are so fortunate to have a private, Christian school in Horseheads. At Foundations Christian School, our kids get a personalized education plan that works for them. Each child is seen as an individual who learns differently than the child standing next to him. Our teachers are completely focused on helping each child succeed in the way that he or she does best, which is one reason why Foundations Christian School is such a great place to be.
If your kids are attending public school, and you're upset about the Common Core, you're not alone. Many parents have even complained that it's impossible to help their kids with their homework because the methods of teaching have changed so much in recent years. There is a place to go where you can escape the Common Core. If you've been thinking about enrolling your child in Foundations Christian School, there's never been a better time than now. We can offer your kids an affordable, Christ-centered education that will provide them with a solid foundation for the rest of their lives. If you'd like to know more, contact us today.
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