Monday, August 24, 2015

Common Core Analogies Pt. 1

Learning Standards: What students should know and be able to do

Presumption that Common Core is predicated upon: More challenging learning standards will produce higher student achievement.

Analogies for Common Core learning standards' presumption:

  • More challenging expectations for Americans' fitness - obesity redefined as a BMI of 28 rather than 30 - will produce a reduction in the nation's obesity level.
  • Re-defining a marathon as 30 miles rather than 26.2 miles will produce faster, stronger runners.
  • Increased management expectations for a positive worker attitude will produce a happier workforce.
  • Stricter gun laws will produce safer communities.
  • Reducing women's access to abortion will result in lower rates of child neglect, child abuse and child poverty.
  • Telling your daughter that she must now clean the bathroom on Saturday in addition to doing her laundry, vacuuming and dusting will produce better chore completion.

1 comment:

  1. Here's another one, merely repeating you have high expectations will produce better results.