Common Core Strength

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Strengthening The Core Malala Yousafzai once said, “Let us pick up our books and pens, as education is our most powerful weapon.” Common Core is a curriculum that was originally adopted by the state of Kentucky in 2010. Five years ago California adopted Common Core into our system. Common Core is a curriculum that breaks the syllabus into smaller pieces, and slows down the education making subjects easier to understand. Common Core helps students in many ways such as, when compared to other curriculums Common Core better prepares students for college and careers to come. Also many teachers believe Common Core is more success providing to students, and Common Core is made to help students comprehend the context and perform better on tests.…show more content…
To begin with, According to the Kentucky Department of Education when Common Core was first adopted only 34% of High school graduates were college and career ready. Two years ago that number was a whopping 62%. That's only the beginning, because to go along with that the graduation rate in Kentucky went up just over 8.2% since first adopted. This evidence shows that no only are more students going to college, but more students that go to college are actually ready for the challenge. From this information it is also evident that Common Core Is not only helping but is actually helping at a very quick rate. Although some may say that Common Core does not actually help students get into college, because Common Core collects immense amounts of data on students that could potentially hurt students in the future. To say the least, collecting data on students can actually be a good thing in most cases. This is said because if schools are collecting data on students, that data will only have a negative effect on students who do negative things. To top that off, when people know they are being watched their is much higher likelihood that those people behave…show more content…
According to the Kentucky Department of Education test scores in all three Common Core subjects have gone up. In english test scores have gone up 3.7%, in math test scores have gone up 4.8%, and in reading there is an increase of just over 5.2%. This evidence shows that not only are students improving, they are improving in all three Common Core subjects. On the other hand, some may say that Common Core is based on a very average curriculum, but it’s only logical to say that if average curriculum is improving our below average education then what’s the problem? All in all Common Core is a good solution for America’s education
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