It is a fact that the United States already met the Common Core’s stated goals before the Common Core was written or implemented

A large sector of the American work force is highly over education and working in jobs that don’t require the education they earned, because those jobs do not exist.

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The Common Core goals are clearly stated: “The standards … are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs.”

According to bls.gov, in 2013, 26-percent of the 143.9 million jobs [37.4 million] did not require a high school diploma or its equivalent; 40-percent [57.56 million] only required a high school degree; 6% [8.6 million] required a post-secondary non-degree award (I think that is some form of specific job training that may lead to a certificate – for instance, a plumber, mechanic, etc.); 4% required an Associate degree—about 2 years of college [5.7 million]; 18% requied a BA degree [25.9 million], 2% a Master’s degree [2.87 million], and 3% [4.3 million] a doctoral or professional degree—I think a professional degree includes public school teachers.

For 2013, the U.S. Census Beurau reported education attainment in the United States for age 25 and…

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8 thoughts on “It is a fact that the United States already met the Common Core’s stated goals before the Common Core was written or implemented

    • The local k-8 school board had two openings and several running. I researched them and voted for the two that I think will support teachers, but I’m not impressed by the fact that all of them ignored my e-mail questions to their campaign websites/pages. I’m thinking about going to one of the monthly school board meetings and getting on the agenda to lecture them—or should I say educate those who are ill-informed or ignorante.

      • I shouldn’t say I didn’t vote for any of them. I voted for the two I actually know personally. The rest were completely unknown to me and had no websites or literature or any material. So I voted for 2 out of 10.

      • I’m starting to vote the same as you. If I can’t find enough information to discover what their real agenda is, I also don’t vote for them. I don’t care what party they belong to anymore. No more loyalty to party. What counts the most to me, is the candidate and what they stand for, and if they don’t support my values, I will not vote for them.

      • Finding information on local candidates is difficult to impossible. For instance, I’ve learned that Vote Smart seems to only focus on the Congress, White House and the state governors. The more grassroots, the less info there is, and from what I’ve been reading, this is where the likes of the Koch brothers, the Walton family, Eli Broad, Bloomberg and a few other billionaires are focusing their campaign contributions to buy local county judges, school boards, and state representatives.

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