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The Laker / Lutz News Article – Mock Election: A Welcome Alternate Reality

Perhaps the most revealing development in this year’s unique — to say no more — choice of presidential candidates is this:

Even as we rumble toward the election’s Nov. 8 resolution, everyone from paid pundits to your next-door neighbor keeps replaying the events that brought us to this sad pass, and wondering how, out of 300-odd million American citizens, the finalists are an undisciplined, incurious billionaire reality TV star and a career politician who, evidence suggests, swapped top-level government access for financial gain.

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What is Common Core?

What is common core? According to common core state standards initiative “common core is the new standards is a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.” The reasons behind common core is to have students ready to graduate high school with the knowledge that is necessary to succeed in college, in a career and to be able to succeed in life no matter where they live in the United States. It helps students be prepared for entry level classes in college, workforce training programs, and introductory academic college course. It focuses on developing critical thinking, problem thinking, and analytical skills that’s are needed to be successful.

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