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New standards should stay

February 13, 2014

It seems like everywhere you look, the Common Core education reform is coming under attack....

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BakerSummit

Feb-15-14 11:18 AM

Today isn't a bit different than when this country was built. Some ran things and made big money, others broke their backs and eked out a living. Still the greatest place on earth. IF, and it's a big if, the weenie, nanystaters don't let gov't make all our decisions. Suddenly the gov't is responsible for everyone's welfare. If that's true, then it's the end of personal choice and responsibility.

Keep gov't out of my bedroom, church, restaurant, Doctor's Office and let me keep responsibility for MY life!!

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wondering

Feb-14-14 8:28 PM

"great educations are available to everyone who is willing to work hard for them" That also would be hilarious if it wasn't tragic.

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wondering

Feb-14-14 8:26 PM

You can accuse me of living in the past if you want but you three are living in a fantasy land."they (CEOs)receive bonuses, primarily for achieving stretch objectives in the areas of productivity and profitability" wow!!! that would be hilarious if it wasn't having such tragic consequences for the American people.

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TriLakes

Feb-14-14 12:14 PM

Problem is there is a person in another country, near or far, willing to do the same job for less pay. Can't hate the boss for controlling costs if it keep our company afloat.

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gothics

Feb-14-14 12:06 PM

good perspective ADK, some are still living in the past

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ADKers

Feb-14-14 12:02 PM

It's unfair to continually dump on CEOs, traders, bankers, etc. Of course there are stinkers in any group, just as with educators, scientists, etc.

The U.S. is still struggling with the fact that since the early 90s we've been in a truly global economy. The days of the 70s & 80s when anyone with an undergrad degree made nearly the same money as skilled workers and professionals is gone. Forever!

The CEOs, meanwhile have kept U.S. companies profitable for the most part. Yes, they receive bonuses, primarily for achieving stretch objectives in the areas of productivity and profitability. And yes, unapologetically NOT overpaying commodity jobs (clerks, forklift operators, low level managers. etc).

Stop whining, great educations are available to everyone who is willing to work hard for them. Small town, big city, east, west, everywhere.

What is no longer available is the entitlement to a $50/hour job.

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wondering

Feb-14-14 8:47 AM

"Common Core has become a catch-all phrase for all of the gripes parents and students have with their school districts and the public education system."

Maybe some truth to that but it's at least as true that "common Core has become a catch-all phrase" for the panacea that will solve society's problems with the educational system. No need to look at poverty's effects or the lack of decent jobs. The corporate CEOs bemoan the lack of skilled workers but they want to pay them unskilled labor wages (while giving themselves bonuses for being such geniuses).

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