Common Core State Standards are all too common on Eduflack. It is a common topic, and one that seems to dominate much of public education’s attention these days.
But sometimes we just need to take a step back and be a little less serious about the whole thing. Fortunately, yesterday “EdNerd” posted a great piece on the “16 Myths About The Common Core State Standards, Set Straight” over at Buzzfeed.
We don’t know who is using the pseudonym EdNerd (yet), but the post is both informative and downright entertaining, including some nice GIFs around myths such as:
- The Common Core State Standards are a federal takeover of state education rights;
- The CCSS are tools of the socialist machine, created to bend the minds of our children;
- Teachers hate the CCSS;
- Common Core is the brainchild of giant corporations in an effort to privatize and corporatize education; and
- Standards aren’t important because you don’t use anything you learned in school in the real world.
If you need a good laugh or a reminder that some of our education battles are just a little too ridiculous by half, check it out. It is a quick read, but definitely worth the price of admission.