How Would da Vinci Fare in a Common Core World?
On Tuesday, David Greene wrote an op-ed on the Common Core State Standards, The Real “Common Core” of Teaching, that garnered a lot of attention on LinkedIn. Here is the reaction of educator Ken Turner:
Great article! There is a fundamental and perhaps shocking truth inherent in a discussion of this sort. That truth is that when you consider the intelligence, creativity and the ability to organize and construct compelling ideas that engage students that is common to teachers, we are struck by how badly this great potential for effective learning has been mismanaged by systems more concerned by enforcing conformity to an assembly line model of education that tries to make students fit the same mold. The common core is just another attempt to prop up this mindset. What would a Leonardo da Vinci or a Michelangelo have said if they were subjected to such systems?