A 10-year-old New Jersey girl, Elizabeth Blaine didn’t hold back when telling her school board just how she felt about Common Core.
â€œI love to read, I love to write, I love to do math but I donâ€™t love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks,â€ she said.
She goes on to explain the ridiculous essay question on her test.
â€œOne of the essay questions was identify a theme in â€˜Just Like Homeâ€™ and a theme in â€˜Life Doesnâ€™t Frighten Me.â€™ Write an essay that explains how the theme of the story is shown through the characters and how the theme of the poem is shown through the speaker. Include specificÂ details from the story and the poem to support your essay.â€
â€œThis is crazy! I am one of the most gifted students in my grade, or so my mom says, and I have not even the slightest clue what this means,â€ she added.
â€œIâ€™m glad my mom and dad are letting me opt out because I donâ€™t want to deal with this nonsense.â€
Nonsense is putting it mildly. Common Core establishes more federal control over curriculum; it infringes on local and parental control, and there is no evidence that it will improve learning or educational results.
I am so proud of this young lady for standing up to the system and speaking her beliefs. Her parents raised her right!!