Monday, December 1, 2014

Tate: Common Core needs to geaux

Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves called for Mississippi to abolish the Common Core program in this address at the Stennis Institute luncheon today:


Anonymous said...

Double Chili Cheeseburger Reeves flip-flops. Let's see if he has what it takes to actually pass the legislation.

Anonymous said...

Ugh, really Tate? You want to propose sweeping changed to our educational system via a (drumroll please) task force?

The speech was full of sound and fury signifying nothing. All he did was call CC an overreach by our federal government. Dear Tate: if you really want to hit home with the public school crowd, ask the parents of gifted children what CC brings to the table for them (that answer is nothing). Ask why the kids are tested once a month. Ask why elementary kids are no longer required to read books, but instead some website with archived "news reports" full of left-leaning opinions. Ask why the teachers can show 25 different ways to solve a math problem but the test only allows for one method plus a small dissertation to receive full credit.

Let's be honest. For a vast majority of low performing public schools, CC will be a blessing of accountability (JPS and Delta districts, I'm looking at you). However, there are too many pitfalls for it to be successful nationwide. For those that can afford it and are paying attention, they will choose to vote with their feet. Ultimately public schools will further segregate and/or experience a brain drain.

Anonymous said...

What a bold move by Tate, following in the footsteps of visionaries such as Phil and Jindell. He doesn't offer any alternatives, of course, other than a task force (the last hope of a small mind). What standards do you suppose he would prefer? Which of the CC standards does he specifically oppose? He has no idea. A mediocrity writ small, with an outsized ego, like virtually every one of Mississippi's politicos. Please Tate, do us a favor: There is a bank somewhere that needs a good teller.

Anonymous said...

The math is ridiculous. PERIOD.
Gifted programs have gifted students and a great teacher-student ratio. If gifted programs within schools like their math, then they can keep their math. This issue is about THE MAJORITY of students.
FYI - schools still have libraries and accelerated reading programs with books that lean all sorts of ways. (left, right, forward, and backward).

Anonymous said...

He doesn't care about putting the MS Department of Education back in charge of standards and what this will do to our kids because he doesn't have to live with the consequences.
The pandering needs to stop. Does anybody care how far this will set the state of Mississippi back? Under the MS Department of Education we've been dead last. Hypocritical moves like what he is proposing are going to make sure we stay last.

Anonymous said...

9:13 my child is in the Clinton public school system in 5th grade- common core since 1st grade. She reads books-and has never read or heard of the left leaning website you mention. She's given weekly tests- and the math is explained differently, but our teachers give credit if the work is done correctly- no matter the method.

Our schools are rated first in the state-want to know why? common core is not the issue at all. If a district hires competent teachers, pays them fairly, gives them the financial tools to execute the curriculum, and support to challenge students- it works. Most educational concepts do if handled like that. CPS also excelled with "no child left behind."

All this common core rattling is ok with me- my child is going to get an outstanding education in CPS no matter what. I wonder if Mr Reeves's children are in public school and he has seen common core first hand, or are they in private school and he is just a puppet?

Anonymous said...

Once upon a time, politicians and parents didn't run the schools, they funded them.

Teachers and principals and school systems once had the authority to deal with disruptive children and children with problems. The parents cooperated and expected their children to respect their elders and for authority.

Now everyone reads some opinion piece and thinks they are an f'ing expert in education. No one respects expertise or authority anymore.

No matter how dumb you are, you've got an opinion and you think your gut feeling is the same as spending time learning and researching. You don't let your neighbor who watches television fix your television but you will let any yahoo try to fix the school system.

Instead of asking why your child needs help with homework and going to the teacher to get that help, you now blame the system and the teacher. Can't possibly be your little darling isn't paying attention or isn't a smart as you think.

Tate Reeves, like most everyone else commenting hasn't read or studied Common Core and doesn't have a clue about the rationale.
So he's going to form a committee of people who don't like it and who aren't likely going to be nationally recognized experts in anything much less education to come up with something that will be comfortably familiar.

Anonymous said...


Hypocritical much? ie- last paragraph

Anonymous said...

Tate, is now having to pander to the most racist, ignorant section of his party.

Gay marriage? Kill all fags.

Common Core? Nuke it.

Pretty soon Tate will be at Blackhawk telling ole negro jokes, spitting tobacco, and sitting on a tailgate of an old Chevy...or a Ford..or both.

James O. Eastland, Theodore Bilbo, and Ross Barnett are laughing mighty hard about right now.

GOP DUI Checkpoint said...

Tate, is now having to pander to the most racist, ignorant section of his party.

Well that is odd after all the back slapping and crotch grabbing the establishment GOPers did after successfully returning ol' Thad (yuck, yuck) to DC and Kay Webber's love nest.

Now why in the world would Tate Reeves find it necessary to have to pander to what Joe Nosef, Paul Gallo and all the other talking heads on MSGOP radio claim is a small inconsequential fringe element of the Mississippi8 Republican party?


Anonymous said...

The message Tate Reeves is sending is "I hear the footsteps of Delbert Hosemann and Michael Watson going donor to donor to gauge a run against me. I must move to the right." He decided if you can't beat them join them on this issue to minimize their impact.

Anonymous said...

Math is done by computers. Everybodie has a calculater on there portable phone these days. CC will teach no useful skill unless you want your kid should be some human calculater. The goal of CC is comunistic and serves to destroy our kids self estime by testing and comparing them. Not to mention the filthy degrading sex texts that are imposed on 8 to 11 years old.

Anonymous said...

Well, if 2:03's spelling and grammar are indicative of MS education BEFORE Common Core, then let's bring on CC even faster! Can't be any worse than the system that brought us that display.

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