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Issue of September 24, 2014
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print email Source: Editorial: Indiana first state to drop Common Core
Indiana Dropping Common Core
April 13, 2014 | 04:37 PM

Indiana has to drop the common core standards because they can not find a was to rise up to that level. The children here in the South Harrison school district are not being given a college prep education. I would compare a graduate of Corydon Central to have the equivalent class studies of a sophomore at the school I attended (Louisville Male High). I have been very disappointed at every level of education here in Corydon. Here are just a couple of examples. Most every student in the Corydon Central High School has a study hall period every year. This eliminates almost an hour of teaching from the limited amount of time the kids have in school. I did not even know study halls still existed until I moved to Corydon. The children at Corydon Central almost never come home with any home work or have to study for tests. Most of the time they do not even bring their books home. I had to study my tail off in high school for every test and yet the kids here never study and still bring home A's. Corydon Central's science department is terribly understaffed leaving only a few basic science courses to chose from. Chemistry 2 is not even an option at Corydon Central. An example of true college prep at Louisville Male is when I took Chem 1 and 2 there my professor gave the exact same lectures he gave to the classes he taught at U of L Speed school. After graduation I attended Speed and could use my high school notes. I can tell you after reviewing the chem 1 material from Corydon Central that they only cover about half of what chem 1 should. Without chem 2 even being available Students in Corydon are only prepared for about a quarter of what they will see in college. I could go on all day but I will stop my rant for now. I just wish the children here in Corydon had the opportunity to succeed with a school that truly preps them for the future.

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