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EDUCATION: Adopt uniform set of standards

Letter by Christy Adams, Tacoma on Oct. 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm with 5 Comments »
October 19, 2010 9:23 am

Re: “Tacoma forum looks at Common Core school standards” (TNT, 10-18).

It’s about time that the school systems in this country have the same set of standards. I think it’s great that 48 states that are considering this adoption of standards. I don’t think it’s right or fair that Washington students have to pass the WASL to graduate now, while some states don’t even have a standard exam that must be passed in order to graduate high school.

With this new set of standards coming in to play, maybe then all high school students who graduate and go on to college will then be at the same educational level no matter where they lived or which school system they attended.

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  1. fanciladi says:

    In addition, let’s let the teachers teach and not have to jump through hoops for policital correctness to fill our multiple papers and reasons of why they grade this way or that way. There is SO much red tape the teachers don’t have time to teach and the students are being cheated! I just, last night, heard of a teacher ending their life because of the pressure being put on them by the education system.

    Another truth is that all parent’s can’t be relied upon to help their children…and they are leaving the teaching all in the teacher’s hands. I guess you could say many parents are washing their hands of their childrens futures. There are fantastic parents out there who are really working with their kids…bravo to them.

    I was a Bush supporter, but the No Child Left Behind was only good in theory…not in application and has added to the frustration, red tape and mess the whole education system from bottom to top!

    LET THE TEACHERS TEACH!

  2. ktcmairman says:

    Funny, Most of my son’s friends cannot sign their own names.
    Most have not a clue what Math and Science is, nor can you carry on a coherent conversation with any of them.
    Yet they students continue to disrupt the classroom making it hard for others to learn.
    Clover Park School Dist continues to push them forward and out.
    They make marginal door greeters at Walmart.
    I have decided the public schools(and universities) are the worst enemy of our family and our Country!

  3. commoncents says:

    “Rare is the child who cohorts with those who are discernibly different than they”….Commoncents

    “I have met the enemy and he is us.”–Walt Kelly

  4. Christy – local control requires control over the standards and the evaluation tool to measure those standards.

  5. fancil “LET THE TEACHERS TEACH” – Excellent, thoughtful letter. could not agree more or said it better.

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