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Common Core Part 2a: Historical Timeline of Education

After my last historical breakdown post; I thought it would be helpful to offer a timeline as a visual-aid. I am a visual and audio learner.  Because of that, sometimes seeing things laid helps me to gain a better understanding.  A timeline is a perfect example of a visual representation of complicated material. Especially when you see how much time passes through the progression of our education system.

Historical TimelineI urge you, after looking through this timeline, please take a few moments to go back and read Common Core Part 2: The History of Education in America.

Timeline of Education

Historical Timeline

As you can see there is not just one occurrence that has influenced our educational history in America. Our timeline is scattered and pieced together after trial and error. If there is one thing that is evident, it is that education is not a one-size fit all model. Not everyone learns the same way. Not everyone is meant to sit behind a desk all day.

Look Out For Part 3

I hope this helps everyone as much as it has helped me to make it. Please keep a look out for the next part in the mini series; Common Core Part 3: Is It Benefiting Our Children.






27 Comment

  1. I definitely agree there is not a one size fits all model. But I keep feeling like people want to box people in that way. I have no clue where the future goes but I am worried about it.

    1. Hey ToastyCritic! Thanks for the note. I agree with you, its hard to tell where all of this is heading. That is why I want to help people see all sides of the coin in regards to this topic. There is always more to the store than we are first told.

  2. I had to go back and read the other posts- my state does not have common core so I wasn’t sure what it was. Thank you – today I have learned something new. My child is two and I want to be on top of her education.

    1. Hi Tonya, first of all I just want to say thank you for taking the time to read through all of the mini series! Shows you are very thorough. Also you are right about wanting to keep on top of things. You’d be amazed what my kids come home with sometimes!

  3. I’m not a fan of our current common core, and out current education system is a disaster- the time line is pretty interesting. Thanks for doing it.

    1. Thank you Samantha! I agree with you. I struggle so much trying to help my kids with homework because they are given so many unnecessary thing with zero educational value in the name of common core.

  4. Timelines are such unique things. It’s crazy how time changes some things and others not at all.

  5. I like your idea. I am waiting to read part 3. I hope you will share us soon. Thank you for all !!!

  6. I agree with the fact that not everyone should sit behind a desk and not everyone understands in similar manner. We all are unique in our own ways and must try the best way of learning.

    1. You are right. Even siblings are completely different! It’s hard to make a place that everyone can learn.

  7. It’s so important to know the history of our social systems and structures, especially when current political shifts can have such far-reaching effects. Thank you for the visual aid- it definitely helped me to understand a bit more of the context behind Common Core.

  8. It definitely helps to see it all visually. It’s crazy to see how far back things have influenced our education system.

    1. Yes it is! Sadly there were many things I had to leave off the timeline due to space but it’s interesting once you start to really look. Thanks!

  9. We homeschool. I know a lot of ppl aren’t happy with common core but I haven’t researched it much at all. The timeline you shared was interesting to see. Thanks for taking the time to post these kinds of things. 🙂

    1. Thanks Jillian! I’m jealous of you’re homeschooling. I wish I could do the same. Fingers crossed, maybe one day! Im glad you like the content , I know it can be so easy to get caught up in he details and lose track of the big picture. I’m hoping that I can help some people see the real meat of the issues like this.

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