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Discerning Moment: Timeless Truths from America's Treasury

The Common Core or a Renewed Mind:
Horace Mann vs. Noah Webster

The Common Core curriculum has caused debate among educators, politicians and parents. The stated goal of the Common Core is to have every school district in the nation follow the same national standards, the idea being that a standardized curriculum will raise students’ scores and performance across the board and make them more competitive in an international field. Proponents believe that a centralized approach to education in the U.S., with little parental control, no occasion for teacher innovation and a hefty taxpayer bill will be the solution to our failing schools, demoralized teachers and despondent students.

We must consider, is the Common Core really the answer to our educational woes or is there an alternative?

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Be sure to also read The Cure for the Common Core, Part I: Diagnosis and The Cure for the Common Core, Part II: Remedy

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