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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Opposition to Common Core spurs jump in homeschooling

The home-schooling boom is getting a new push due to opposition to Common Core, the controversial national education standard that some parents claim is using their children’s public school lessons to push a political agenda, according to critics of the Washington-backed curriculum.

North Carolina, already a home-schooling hotbed, saw a 14 percent rise last year in the number of students being educated at home, according to a report fromHeartlander Magazine. Similar increases have been seen in Virginia, California and New York, according to education activists.

“If you look at national, and even state polls, you can see that the more familiar people become with Common Core, the more they dislike it,” Bob Lubke, a senior policy analyst for the North Carolina-based Civitas Institute, told “They feel like they are losing control of what their kids are learning.”



Anonymous said...

Might as well, as there are no jobs for at least one parent.

Anonymous said...

Kids who didn't learn before No Child Left Behind also didn't learn during NCLB. We can't just change instruction for the ones not doing well. We have to throw out everything even if it is working for the majority of kids. Wait it out. Common Core will be thrown out when the same kids continue to do poorly.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the new common core math. To solve a problem you need a dictionary thesaurus and a strong drink. My child will be in private education where she will learn more then the state test and this new common core crap