Utah Common Core Reading Test Brainwashes Students

Screen Shot 2014-05-24 at 7.48.32 AMI’ve written about the Common Core assessments before to show my readers how these tests measure how a child came to an answer, not whether or not the answer is right.

In the age of Common Core, something we hear about constantly is “digital learning” which will supposedly help with more “personalized learning.” When a child is taking a test on a computer, generating questions based on how the child answered the previous question, besides being creepy, it is able to “see” how the kid’s brain works.

Knowing what we know about digital learning and personal learning and the daily monitoring of a child’s skills, attitudes, values and behaviors, an article really caught my eye regarding a standardized test administered to high school students in Utah.  This article is about the essential brainwashing mechanism we need in place to encourage children that video games, online learning, digital applications really are better than books.  (See samples below.) 

I will not mention the fact that reading comprehension is proved to be better when reading an actual book compared to reading something digital. This is a big problem for students who are still gaining that important comprehension factor. And when you learn that this kind of garbage on a high school exam was also administered to 3rd graders in Utah, it’s really frightening. 3rd graders are still learning comprehension.

This test is basically telling students that they learn better and function better as a whole by being immersed in the digital gaming environment. Hey, these games even teach you how to be a better person and know the difference between right and wrong. Sign me up!

Is this just a small nudge in the direction of a future filled with plugged in, brainless, no-knowledge people? People whose brains literally function differently because of this “personalized learning” and “digital learning” racket? I’d say it’s a small nudge that is part of a huge push, right off of a cliff.

The What is Common Core article has prompted many interesting responses. I suggest you go take a look for more information.




























Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey's articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey's article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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