Children are suffering from stress disorders after having Common Core inflicted on them, and this should not be a surprise considering that the Common Core Pushers are HOSTILE TO CHILDREN.
Excerpt below from Curmudgucation:
I was in a CCSS training, and the trainer stopped to make an observation about how Kids These Days lack discipline and order. She even illustrated it with a story about her own child. And light bulb went on for me.
I have long considered that the Masters of Reforming Our Nation’s Schools view children as widgets, as little programmable devices, as interchangeable gears, as nothing more than Data Generation Units. I had considered that these MoRONS were indifferent to children. What I had not considered was that reformers are actively hostile to children.
I have certainly heard people in the ed world complain about Those Darn Kids, and I have taught in the building with more than one person who blames all their classroom woes on terrible awful no good pretty bad students. I try to be understanding. If I hear it once or twice, I assume somebody is having a bad day. If I hear it many times, I assume somebody is a bad teacher.
But a hostile teacher is one thing. A movement that institutionalizes that hostility is a whole other level of awful.
After I wrote about my experience, other teachers shared more of the same. Tales of trainers talking about how Kids These Days need to be rigorously rigored into a state of rigor. And as I reread old materials, I could see the hostility bubbling beneath the surface. RTWT
At Truth In American Education, you can read at length about the many ways that Common Core is harmful to the mental health of children and what we can expect to see more of in the future if we fail to protect our kids. Excerpt:
Common Core Standards ignore recent research in neuroscience
Science/Research findings are of limited value and can be biased. If the findings of a particular study don’t sound intuitively correct, be very skeptical. Poor science has been used in the past to justify very harmful practices.
Example of the limits of Science: Marasmus
In the early part of the 20th century babies in orphanages were dying at an alarming rate. Scientists were flummoxed. They called the fatal disease “Marasmus” (Montagu & Matson 1979). Assuming the mortality rate was due to bacteria, they prescribed strict separation for the babies from touching or contact. Only ultra-hygenic feeding and diapering were allowed with no extra handling.
The babies continued to die as if in a plague.
Finally, some bright soul decided to start cuddling and hugging the babies. They stopped dying and started thriving. “Marasmus” was nothing more than the deprivation of attention and love (Stout, 2005).
Programs like Common Core Standards may be the “marasmus” of the 21st century. Will our children have to suffer because of badly researched programs?
No experts on child development, mental health, or neuroscience helped to craft Common Core
- CC is based on old motivational science from the 1910s and 1930s with B.F. Skinner.
- He studied “stimulus-response” patterns to learn how to manipulate animals and people.
Skinner developed ways to train people and animals through the coercion of punishments and rewards.
- He even had his own baby daughter in a glass box crib for the first years of life …
Please read the whole thing, which is titled: Not With My Child You Won’t!
Not with my kids, either, not anymore.
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