Common Core Essay

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Common Core Common Core is a set of standards that was put in place to make sure that every student is on the same level. It was created to get students ready for college and prepare them to face the global economy. But, has Common Core accomplished what it was put in place to do? Although it was supposed to help students get a better understanding of the criteria they are learning, Common Core has not helped students learn or compete with high performing countries because there is sufficient evidence in schools across the nation. Common Core was only supposed to be a set of standards that students have to meet each school year. But, Common Core does not give freedom to the states over their own curriculum and how it is supposed to be taught.…show more content…
States that have Common Core implemented have seen a decline in student test scores and achievement. This is shown in one of the states with the earliest implementation of Common Core, Kentucky. Kentucky has seen a decline in their student achievement since the implementation of Common Core. This shows that Common Core needs significant improvements, or needs to be removed completely. One parent stated that “Our children who were testing in the 80th or higher percentile in math last year, are now coming home with C’s, D’s, and F’s on their report cards” (Lamoreaux). Common Core is not helping students, it is harming them. The states do not get much choice about what they teach their students with Common Core, and it is harming their…show more content…
Common Core is trading literature classics in favor of informational texts. This brings less creativity into the classroom. Common Core replaces 70% of literary classics with informational texts. Informational texts are helpful to students, but most students will not read non-fiction texts over fictional texts. The Common Core reading list includes: “Evolution of the Grocery Bag”, “Invasive Plant Inventory”, and “Recommended Levels of Insulation”. These books are not preparing students for college or the global economy. Taking away literary classics is taking away a history lesson as well. Literary classics are what drive creativity and peek children 's interests in literature. They also broaden children 's vocabulary. Taking away literary classics is harming students. Common Core is taking away creativity from the
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