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Critics and Supporters of Common Core

Jeanne Rogers Posted by Jeanne Rogers in Common Core on Sep 10, 2013 9:32:42 PM

Are mathematical absolute truths a thing of the past?

Will the classics be read and enjoyed by today’s youth?

 

Many issues have come to the forefront now that full implementation of the CCSS is expected by the end of the 2014-2015 year.  Critics are suggesting, as pointed out in Common Core critics warn of fuzzy math and less fiction an article by Perry Chiaramonte, Foxnews.com, that the math standards do not include basic geometry or advanced algebra.  It is interesting to note that Stanford Professor James Milgram, who was the only mathematician on the Common Core Validation Committee, refused to sign off on the math standards.

 

Critics also fear that curriculum will be ‘adjusted’ in order to maximize test results. Those that embrace the Common Core insist that a national set of standards is good for education.  They believe that the curriculum will still be managed at the state level. But there are many who disagree.

 

Additional articles pertaining to this topic are many.  For your convenience, a few are posted below.

A tough critique of Common Core on early childhood education

U.S. ed.sec. Arne Duncan: says critics of Common Core standards 'are lying' about federal role

The War Against the Common Core : Education Next

 

What are concerns that you may have or have heard about with regard to Common Core?  Please share your comments.

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