Monday, August 25, 2014

Support for Common Core in a Free Fall

According to an August 20th article from U.S. News & World Report support for the Common Core Standards is in a free fall. Many supporters are now turning away from it and even opposing it.

In a country as diverse socially, geographically, financially, and others, one has to wonder if common ever had a chance in the first place. And, with half the states in America receiving a waiver in 2012 from the NCLB mandate of achieving 100% of students deemed proficient, one also wonders if enacting new standards is the answer when existing ones evidently cannot be met?

What is the solution to our educational problem? I believe we first need to make sure we are asking the right questions, and I am not sure we are doing that just yet.

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