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The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think. ― David Icke
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Way back when I attended elementary school, my parents and I moved a lot, because my dad worked in the road and bridge construction industry.
Sometimes I would leave a school in March or April and attend a different school until June. I would then start school there in the fall and stay in that school until November. Then sometimes I would move back to the first school. I attended about seven schools in eight years. I was pretty much lost when I moved in regard to subjects like math because some schools moved through the lessons more quickly than other schools. Over the years I developed a total dislike for anything dealing with math.
So when I heard that a program called Common Core would set standards for each grade level, I thought that was pretty good deal – especially for parents who move a lot – like I did when I was young and like many military families do today.
If you’ve heard much about Common Core, it’s probably because some on the right side of the political aisle dislike it – it’s like they portray Common Core as the devil and children who are subjected to it will grow horns and have their intelligence zapped.
Note: The following opinion was submitted to The Western Word by Sandy Welch, Republican Candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Welch’s contact information and campaign website are listed at the end of the column.
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