Education

More Core: homeschool advocate sharply criticizes ‘Common Core’

In part three of his exclusive interview with the Daily Caller, William Estrada of the Home School Legal Defense Association explains how conservatives are fighting back against the “Common Core” education policy.

Common Core describes itself on its website as: ”Providing a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers.”

However, Common Core is seen by many on the right as a federal takeover of education. Some critics view the program as a surreptitious means of indoctrinating the nation’s youth into a left-wing world view.

“If No Child Left Behind taught us anything, it was that even well-intentioned attempts to increase the federal role — the national scope of education — do not work,” Estrada said.” Rather the success of home schools and private schools should be the model for public education. That every child is different, every child learns differently. Parents, teachers and the local school board, when its being controlled by the parents, those are the people who best know what Johnny and Susie should be learning — not central planners sitting in D.C.”

Catch up on any part’s of Will Estrada’s interview that you may have missed here:

Homeschooling advocate: Common Core abandons classics for ‘reading executive orders from President Obama’

Homeschool advocate obliterates MSNBC host over ‘collective’ view of children

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