Common Core and Epistemology

The NY Times ran a great opinion piece about a year ago here about Common Core. Check it out.

Here are a few weaknesses in Common Core’s epistemology (they may or may not have changed since 2015):

  1. Common Core confuses the relationship between proof and fact.
  2. Common Core wrongly teaches a claim is either a fact or an opinion. This makes it impossible for a claim to be a fact and an opinion.
  3. Common Core wrongly teaches that every moral claim is only an opinion. This makes it impossible for a moral claim to be an opinion and a moral fact. According to Common Core “stealing is wrong” is an opinion, when “stealing is wrong” is actually an opinion and a moral fact.
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