I remember when I was back in kindergarten. We were coloring, learning to read, learning about the American culture, and really having fun. I walked into a kindergarten classroom,  about to read to a 6-year-old kid. After the book, we got crayons to draw about what part of the book we loved most, and I broke one. One of the kids said, “Don’t break those, those are the crayons for MANDARIN, the language class.”  We are teaching our kids and teens way too early when their minds didn’t even develop yet. I think we need to teach the kids the right things at the right times so that when they go off to college and further advancements, they can be prepared for them instead of getting everything mixed up…

So how did common core start? Common core was launched back in 2009 by congress. Barack Obama started it so that we can compete with other countries with our education system. Some states don’t even have common core! 42 out of the 50 states, D.C, and four of the territories have adapted to the common core standards.

So, let’s talk about common core and what it wants to do…

The common core is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics, English language arts (ELA).  Some schools, like ours, are accelerated. So they teach the subject 1 year before everyone else. That might sound great, but it’s the stupidest thing in the world. They’re pressuring children just so they could get the joy of beating china in a race no one knows even exists. Hours and hours of studying, wasting kids time when they could be socializing or loving their families. If you went back in time and told your mom as a child, were learning 9th grade math in 8th grade, she’d look at you like you have 4 heads. It’s unreal. It’s stupid. It’s INHUMANE. Meanwhile, when you take the reins or the ELA, they’re going to make the questions impossible. They will make the wording awful, the work insane, it’s like a 1960’s LITERACY TEST (a test the south gave to African Americans, which was impossible!) I hope the Trump presidency, will get rid of common core, making it a thing of the past…