Parents, do your homework on Common Core

2013-05-06T00:00:00Z 2013-05-29T13:23:05Z Parents, do your homework on Common Core nwitimes.com
May 06, 2013 12:00 am

I take umbrage to Kevin Brinegar's suggestion that ordinary members of the Tea Party are crazy conspiracy theorists incapable of discerning what ill-conceived, federalized educational junk called Common Core is.

In his column, he tells us to listen to the parents. In the next breath, he tells us parents have no background in educational performance. Who is the Tea Party? It's parents, for heaven sake.

Some Tea Party parents are homeschool parents who've spent countless hours researching materials for their children's education. If all the ABC's and EFG's Brinegar listed and credits with having the expertise and vested interest necessary to make scholarly judgments, why is the educational system so abysmal?

Wake up, parents, do your homework! Don't let these agencies continue to take students down paths of failure. It's simple and obvious. Choose in favor of what's best for Hoosier students.

- Kathy Ruesken, Griffith

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