It’s been a while since I last posted something about Education. However, I feel the need to speak up about this topic. I usually hold back and try not to write things that divide people (I prefer to unite them in common interests), but as we live in a world that loves to debate and talk about different topics, I feel the need to speak with my own voice about something that affects my life every day.
So what sparked this need to talk about Education? In all honesty, the GOP debate from last night (Thursday, May 10). I also read an article today that exactly mirrors my thinking on this topic. (There’s a link to it at the bottom of this post.) And one of the terms I’m going to reference in this post has been condemned to be a “dirty” word when it comes to education: Common Core. Why I’m going to mention this word that seems to only get negative press? For exactly that reason. For the reason that Common Core is only talked about in a way that says we’re killing education, and that this is just another way for the government to control us. I’m sorry, but I”m going to have to stop you right there. Was it enacted by the government? Yes, absolutely. That is not a point for discussion.
What is up for discussion is Continue reading