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August 08, 2014



As stated by one Burlingame Parent, "The Common Core is just that..common. I want to know what you are going to do that is above and beyond common?"

How can you excel in education if you are chained to mediocrity? Under this model, students are NOT allowed to advance in math but must move at the same pace with their peers, assuming that all students are the same.

Jane Doe

My son in 8th grade, went from taking algebra in 7th (he's was on the advanced track) to taking, guess what? Algebra in 8th grade because they got rid of geometry. He says he is bored. BIS also axed the advanced English program. My son says he is just bored now.

The common core seems to be about dumbing down the curriculum and making everyone feel warm and fuzzy. No parent egos are ruffled because their kid didn't get on the advanced track.

My son was also getting straight A's so making the curriculum easier just makes no sense.

The schools will pay to have one aide shadow a child all day who is special needs but they won't pay for children who are gifted academically.

Lots of hypocrisy.

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