What do you know about Common Core Standards that BJU is now using?
I am a public school teacher of 25 years and for the last 7 years, homeschooling. The Common Core standards, developed by federal govt and corporate entities is a dumbed down system. Only two educators were invited to review or validate the writing of the standards, highly-respected Dr. Sandra Stotsky from Massachusetts and Dr. Jim Millgram, Stanford University and on the governing council of NASA. Neither educator signed off on these standards stating that they will put children 2 years behind present expectations. The standards are one-size-fits-all and have jumped from public school to homeschool through companies that have chosen to rewrite their curriculum to include Common Core and all of its anti-American and anti-religious propaganda.
I hope I have sparked a little interest in understanding something about the educational approach your children will receive with Bob Jones. Perhaps you will want to read and become more informed about CCSS. If you’d like more information, please connect with the Parents and Educators Against Common Core Standards at their website or on facebook. You can also go to The Educational Freedom Coalition website or on facebook to find out which curriculums has rewritten their books to include Common Core.
The information submitted above by Lisa is all I have ever found. I have actually tried to match up the BJU curriculum lessons with the California State Standards, and have not been able to find a way to do that anywhere. Please tell me where you found the standards aligned with the BJU curriculum. Thank you.
I just looked at the BJU website and found this.
“BJU Press is not changing any of its materials in order to be compliant with Common Core State Standards nor intentionally done anything to align with them. Because BJU Press materials are academically excellent, standards tend to match the textbooks, rather than the other way around. We do not receive, and have never received, any federal funding, and we oppose any federal intervention in education.”
“BJU Press is adamantly opposed to federal direction or involvement in the content or methods of the educational system, whether directly or indirectly (through conditions placed on grants and other financial transfers to the states in exchange for Common Core standards compliance or otherwise). Please be assured that biblical integration and academic excellence continue to be the true core of BJU Press, just as it always has been. We remember daily—and prayerfully—the great accountability under which we labor in supporting Christian education.”