The Chalk Face breaks down the latest survey showing that Principals Prefer Common Core…

Without getting into details…  here are the choices the principals had to pick….

  • Strongly disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Agree
  • Strongly agree.

Here is how every survey known to man is usually framed…..

  • Strongly disagree
  • Somewhat disagree
  • Somewhat agree
  • Strongly agree.

You are not given a chance to “somewhat” agree…..  Really?  Really?  They thought they could get away with that?

It should also be noted that the two copyrighted owners of Common Core are the principles behind this principal survey.  That alone should discount its significance.

Here is how the press release reads!

“Overall, the NAESP surveys show that the majority of the nation’s elementary and middle-level principals strongly agree that CCSS will provide more meaningful assessments of student learning,”

Now here are the questions with the percentage of strongly agreed responses aligned to them…..

  • Provide a curricular framework for deeper learning.  38%
  • Increase students’ skill mastery. 27%
  • Provide for more meaningful assessments. 20%
  • Ensure student expectations are the same across the United States. 34%
  • Raise United States student international test scores. 14%

None of those are a majority….   Now let us rephrase the question using exactly the very same data  the NAESP itself acquired…. This will show how manipulative corporate data dispersals are, (and how morally bankrupt our corporate system is across the board…. )

Now here are the questions with the percentage of those WHO DO NOT STRONGLY AGREE

  • Provide a curricular framework for deeper learning.  62%
  • Increase students’ skill mastery. 73%
  • Provide for more meaningful assessments. 80%
  • Ensure student expectations are the same across the United States. 66%
  • Raise United States student international test scores. 86%

62% of elementary and middle school principals do not strongly agree even that Common Core will provide a curricular framework for deeper learning!

73% of elementary and middle school principals do not strongly agree even that Common Core will at least, increase student’s skill mastery!

80% of elementary and middle school principals can’t even strongly agree that Common Core will even at its worst, provide for more meaningful assessments!

66% of elementary and middle school principals can’t even strongly agree that Common Core will ensure student expectations are the same across the United States!

86% of elementary and middle school principals can’t even strongly agree that Common Core will raise United States student international test scores!!!

Now… as Paul Harvey was inclined to say…. you start to see:  The Other Side Of the Story…  I didn’t make this up!  This is their data!!!

In fact, the majority of elementary and middle school principals really think Common Core is garbage, junk, refuse… In fact when it comes to all these questions….. there is enough of a percentage who feel that way that if all of them were elected,  they could break a filibuster in the US Senate!….And Common Core would be gone!

That is pretty damning for Common Core, don’t you think?  When not even the principals are for it?

But … they try to trick you with their headline….   Someone should sue their ass…….

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