[ View the story "Controversy over Common Core" on Storify] Controversy over Common Core
AJAMStream· Thu, Sep 05 2013 13:29:05
Three-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core State Standardsdcpublicschools
have agreed to adopt CCSS by 2014. This represents the first time nearly all states will have common expectations for what students should learn.
will fully implement the standards across all grade levels this fall, the most to do so since CCSS was introduced in 2009.
Despite its widespread use, almost
of Americans have never heard of CCSS. Among those who are familiar, some applaud the move as a step towards creating an internationally-competitive educational system.
#CommonCore is the first multi-state plan to give substance and coherence to what is taught in the public schools http://bit.ly/17OZNppFordham Institute
I’m a teacher in Maryland and I support #CommonCore. Why? Because it prepares our students for college + careers: http://get2core.org/learnJan Spicknall
Importance of Common Core - National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau7es3J5lGdng0KdlaqHbmOw
"best way to enhance teacher effectiveness is to create a coherent curriculum" Hirsch says #CCSS offer that framework http://www.edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/common-core-watch/2013/common-core-can-reduce-teacher-bashing.html#.UifBgzzVimE.twitterKathleen PorterMagee
But others aren't convinced CCSS is the right move for schools.
@amandaripley @WashingtonStand @Stand4Children What #CommonCore means is just more of the same old, worn out standardized testing system.andrew russell
Standardizing Mediocrity: #CommonCore #StopCommonCore http://twitter.com/perchmommy/status/367698716842397696/photo/1onenavywife
Teachers beware! Common curriculum, common tests, who will catch the blame for poor test scores? #StopCommonCoreDavid B Cox
.@johnvikal If the curriculum is not being taught properly or is bad in general, that is your school's fault, not #commoncore.Sara Marie Brenner
#CCSS set high expectations for students and what they need to learn to be successful in a rapidly changing world. http://ow.ly/nNpi5Sheena Hervey
Common Core appears to skim over the chapter on the Constitution's 10th amendment. No good comes from Federal intrusion in education policy.Elizabeth Emken
#StopCommonCore http://twitter.com/ARstopCC/status/374269156327432192/photo/1AR Against Comm Core
Many of those who have taken part in the Common Core discussion have pointed out views toward CCSS are not divided along partisan lines.
It's been incorrectly/frequently reported that only "tea party folks" oppose #CommonCore. There is also progressive oppo to some aspects.Metro Issues :: Lou
Common Core is so important to discuss that it's critical to not make it a partisan discussion. #SGS2013Amy Otto
Others prime concerns revolve around implementation.
First off, the cost of implementation of Common Core is enormous. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness ... http://bit.ly/15hxklxSelene C
Don't get how schools are supposed to teach #CommonCore when students don't even have paper, pencils, other supplies http://bit.ly/12Mzyw9Jeff Bryant