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  • Terry Watts Jun 13, 2014
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    Watching the video (to see the charts) and doing a little math, currently our State system only produces 61 kids out of 100 that can score high enough to pass the Armed Forces Qualification Test.

    To PCGK23's point: from the same data as above, SC only produces 52 kids out of 100 that are able to pass the Test.

  • Terry Watts Jun 13, 2014
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    Does this one make you feel better about it: http://www.dodea.edu/Back-to-School/commCore.cfm

  • pcgk23 Jun 13, 2014

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    South Carolina's economy is extremely strong. We have repealed Common Core. Not sure what you mean.

  • philipw Jun 13, 2014

    Our legislature has embraced the right to remain ignorant. And poor. We are catching up with South Carolina fast.

  • jas196837 Jun 13, 2014

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    I am a liberal and have family members who are registered democrats (liberals) who fought for this country in Iraq and Afghanistan. So I dare you to say liberals hate the military when you many who serve this country. Choose your words wisely next time.

  • I-Defy Jun 13, 2014

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    since when? You libs HATE the military and everything it stands for. Look how you are making that deserter Bergdahl a hero because of his anti-American anti military stance. Everytime there is a dem president in office they gut the military. So just stop with your nonsense you know you are full of it when you try to defend the military by attacking the GOP. Pathetic

  • Ears to the Ground Jun 13, 2014

    I think the GA just doesn't want to be compared to other states because it will show that our children are behind children in other states. Unless you have a universal metric you can't compare states.

  • archmaker Jun 12, 2014

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    Yes I have as I have a 5th grader myself. Did I know how to do it despite having a higher education, no - but I learned. And I noticed that it taught how math works, not just how to replicate the answer you can get from a $5 calculator.

  • Corvus Jun 12, 2014

    If Common Core is so good, why are so many kids having to get waivers to pass 5th and 8th grade?
    Have any of you had to sit down and try to do 5th grade math homework in the past year. I have had to help my son and the homework they are sending home does not give examples or anything explaining how to do the problems! Plus they are trying to rename adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

  • Hessian Diesel Jun 12, 2014
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    You do realize those sources are not the US Defense Dept. or any military branch, one is a Common Core web page.

  • Terry Watts Jun 12, 2014
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    http://www.corestandards.org/assets/ccsi_statements/StatementArmy.pdf

    http://www.missionreadiness.org/2013/earlychildhood/

  • Hessian Diesel Jun 12, 2014
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    I'm curious, of which military do you speak? After 22 years of service, I never heard any such thing from any US officer or sergeant.

  • Kenny Dunn Jun 12, 2014
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    This must present some with a dilemma. We need to get past this conflated 'controversy'.

  • archmaker Jun 12, 2014

    the military understands the need for common standards because their families are transferred to other states on a regular basis.

    not only does the military support Common Core, but they have also stated that the number 1 priority that Congress could fund that would help the military is Pre-K education - not tanks, bullets, or any other item that you would think the military would want.

    both of these priorities of the military are not priorities of the party that claims to be more pro-military.

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