Saturday, May 15, 2010

College and Career Ready

While I'm here looking at the INCH Homeschool convention chatting with parents about education and their vision for their family, Washington DC is dreaming about making our children "college and career ready" to compete in the global economy.

That phrase is often repeated by politicians of both parties; yet they're not really sure what it actually means.
"College and career ready?" asked Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.). "Or do you mean college or career ready? Do you mean every student goes to college?"

The issue goes back to a U.S. reluctance to "track" students, as European countries do, said Whitehurst, former director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the Education Department. German students, for instance, can decide at a relatively early age whether they're headed for academia or a trade school. That gives them an advantage, he said.
It's an advantage, all right...but not for the students. Children deciding at an early age what they want to be when they grow up is solely for the benefit of DC bureaucrats whose goal is to "track" our children from preschool through career (p-16). And the bogus"state-led" Common Core standards is the vehicle to make German style education a reality here in the US.

Parents do you really want your child's future determined by some DC bureaucrat?

I didn't give birth to a child just to have the state treat them as a commodity in the planned economy. My child's dreams will be determined by God as they follow Him, not the demands of the state as they follow my child from cradle to career.

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