Common Core drops U.S. 8 spots in global ranking

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Common Core logoA newly published unfavorable report on the effectiveness of the Common Core standards for America’s public school curricula has Core crusaders scrambling to find excuses for the poor results … or ignoring the results altogether.

Statistics from the recently released Progress in International Reading Literacy Study reveal that students in the United States have fallen from fifth place in the world to 13th.

Though education elitists have tried to blame students stuck in poverty as a possible cause, American Principles Project Foundation Senior Fellow Jane Robbins believes the real explanation for students’ academic failure is obvious.

"One would ask the question, ‘What happened in American schools between 2011 and 2015 that might have had some effect on this?’ and the answer – at least the obvious answer – that one would look at first would be the implementation of Common Core," Robbins asserted.

Instead of blaming the deficiencies on the federally devised standards themselves, Robbins says Core proponents point to inadequate teacher training and a delay in providing good curriculum.

"I guess it's the natural human tendency to be defensive when something that you advocated is turning out well and say, 'Well, you know, I guess we were wrong,'” the education expert offered. “So far, we haven't heard anybody say 'I guess we were wrong,’ – and I'm not sure that we ever will."

Robbins maintains that if proponents truly cared about children, they would be doing a sober analysis of why the Common Core is not working, as well as offering ways to rescue students from the problematic federal standards.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

If I were a Christian in California – and AB 2943 were to become law – I would:

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

Trump ready to ease rules on coal-fired power plants
Colorado man charged with murder in deaths of wife, 2 kids
Kavanaugh in memo pushed graphic sex questions for Clinton
Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details
Trump dares Brennan to sue because his clearance was revoked
AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen
2 detained after shots are fired at US Embassy in Turkey

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Manafort, defense team 'very happy' after jury fails to reach verdict in third day of deliberations
Poll: Voters strongly disagree with Cuomo on American greatness
Moderate Dem governor moves left, supports assault weapons ban as possible 2020 run looms
Alex Jones is just the beginning
Record number of white South African farms for sale but no one is buying

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Vandalized pro-life display spurs campus outreach

Students for Life tour busA pro-life student group is speaking out against the recent destruction of a pro-life display on a Kentucky college campus that falls under the umbrella of the Catholic Church.