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Common Core: 3 Quotes From Students on Heated Debate

By    |   Monday, 20 Apr 2015 12:41 PM

Common Core established standards nationwide for schools in the language arts and math areas. Although 45 states initially adopted the standards, many have opted to drop out of some or all of the programs.

Even students have their views on Common Core's approach. Here are three quotes from students on the heated debate:

1. Ethan Young, a senior at Farragut High School in Knox County, Tenn., appeared before the school board in 2013, according to The Blaze saying:

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"The president essentially bribed states into implementation via 'Race to the Top,' offering $4.35 billion taxpayer dollars to participating states, $500 million of which went to Tennessee ... And much like No Child Left Behind, the program promises national testing and a one-size-fits-all education, because, hey, it worked so well the first time."

He went on to add, "If nothing else, these standards are a glowing conflict of interest and they lack the research they allegedly received."

2. A year later, another student at Farragut High School appeared before the same school board. Kenneth Ye told board members, "The policies being put into place here are leading us toward the American equivalent of the Chinese entrance exams."

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He said the Chinese exams, like those required by Common Core, were "high-pressure, standardized exams that plaque students' lives." Ye was a student in China prior to coming to America, according to The Daily Caller.

3. In a quote posted on Facebook, Emma Jean Sandy took a more sinister view of the implementation of the Common Core standards saying:

"About a year ago the president asked American soldiers if they would shoot American citizens. My theory on common core is this: politicians' kids go to private schools where they are taught the normal way. With common core in public school, which is where middle class and impoverished kids attend, children going to be a mass increase in drop outs and poor grades. Making it harder for those kids to get into good colleges and get good jobs all the while their kids pass with flying colors because they are not doing common core. Keeping the elite with the elite. Meaning the politicians' kids will continue to be politicians. Common core is a weapon to keep poor people poor. And anyone that can get through it ... Well ... that's why they call it 'race to the top' right???"

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