Thank you, Frank Cerabino, for pointing out the inconsistencies of the tea party take on Common Core standards (“Fervent fringe sets sights on education reform.”)
It is ironic that many of the abuses they are waking up to started under No Child Left Behind, a George W. Bush initiative encouraged by Jeb Bush. Everything they are complaining about is actually happening. We now have the technology to track students through their I.D. tags. In Palm Beach County, every teacher is supposed to log on to the Internet every period and send their attendance electronically. Parents are notified by automatic computerized message if their children have been absent or tardy any time during the school day. This has nothing to do with President Barack Obama or Common Core.
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