Common Core is the federal government’s largest attempt to establish nationwide educational standards for all students in all grade levels in the subjects of reading and math. Proponents of Common Core argue that the standards ensure that students are ready for college or career success upon high school graduation. The standards can also serve as a diagnostic tool to gauge the academic standing of individual students, schools and districts. Resources can be better allocated towards individuals and schools that may be underperforming. Progress can be measured by assessing the extent to which individuals and schools meet the standards. Another advantageous component of Common Core is that it holds teachers, schools, and districts accountable
With over one million signatures and comments from parents against the program, there has been little progress with the disputes they have made. Some claim that education should be left entirely out of the hands of the government, with little to no interference in how classrooms are run or taught. The belief that the education of a child is best left in the hands of those closest are the best to make the decisions, rather than federal acts. The Common Core is a substandard arrangement of benchmarks which negatively affect instructor assessments, school responsibility measures, instructional procedures, educational modules, subsidizing, intercessions for low-performing schools, and school tests
Common Core is a program set on improving the American education system, but in reality it is ruining it. Many problems have been found with it including educational difficulties. Education must be improved, so that America can still compete with other countries.
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).
Nevertheless, schools are facing hard times and taking the loss right where it hurts, the pocketbook. Many states signed up for the new curriculum within only two months, which was not nearly long enough to make sure that the new learning standard was fit for them. By signing up, these states agreed to buy tests and upgrade their technology to administer the tests. All of this added up to thirty dollars per student, more than what half the states can afford. “Common Core Causes Collateral Damage” reveals, “Just last month, Maryland announced it would need $100 million to get schools up to speed to administer the tests”(McShane, 2).
What was revealed by analysis showing a progression through time with CCSS? Both America’s political left and right vigorously tout their solution is the only one and education is a hotbed because it is an easy target. Evidence: Activists and politicos try and harness the debate from any angle that would put their point of view ahead of their rival. Common Core in the mainstream right media is portrayed as an evil creation by the left. Generally it has nothing to do with the standards themselves, but is likely to be any additional hot point that can be born under the name Common Core (Simon).
Recently, the Common Core State Standards were developed and kids were going to be tested more than ever. However, all of this education reform has been a failure because our testing scores have not improved, the testing makes children suffer, and it doesn’t improve how teachers teach. Education reforms has had little effect on our testing scores. The average score for a 17 year old student doing a reading test in the beginning of school is 285 and over 40
It was discovered that in education there were certain areas that were universal and common among learning. The two main subjects of concern were English language arts and mathematics. Common core is the new curriculum implemented now in school systems to develop learning. Common Core Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. Although, Common Core seems to be here to stay this article addresses concerns in reference to content, instruction, and assessment.
The third thing I will be talking about is how the standardized tests are just repeating themselves. The tests the the kids take the same tests they already learned and they keep reusing them. They are also trying to cut back on tests to shorten them and
Education is defined in the Benokraitis’ Soc 3, Third Ed. textbook as, “A social institution that transmits attitudes, knowledge, beliefs, values, norms, and skills to its members through formal systematic training.” Yet despite the many essential benefits that education offers, “only 34% of Americans have a lot of confidence in our public schools.” The Common Core State Standards Initiative was announced on June 1, 2009 and was intended to offer a consistent and clear understanding of what students needed to learn in order for them to be successful in attaining either a 2 year or 4 year degree, and regardless of whether it’s at a University or a Community College, and thus placing students in a position where they can be competitive
This act emphasized standardized testing a great deal and placed a lot of pressure on schools to get their students passed the proficient level. No Child Left Behind isn’t the only historical context event that affects Ravitch’s text. In the early years after the establishment of No Child Left Behind, many schools had trouble paying for materials. This is only one of the many examples that historical context is found in Ravitch's
Even though each state had their own standards, there were concerns about the equalizations of standards among all the students in the United States. In 2007 this concern was raised at an annual meeting of the Council of Chief State School Office. The concern of equalization of standards was one of the key reasons the Council of Chief State School Office and the National Governors Association started working together to develop the Common Core State Standard.
Combined with the 2000’s recession crises, many high schools and elementary schools have decreased resources or even cut classes in subject areas that are not part of No Child Left Behind 's accountability standards. Since 2007, almost 71% of schools have reduced instruction time in subjects such as art and music to provide more funding to Math and English (http://www.ed.gov/esea). In some schools, even though art and music remain available, students who are not on level with basic skills are sent to remedial reading or math classes rather the other optional
As this gap grows, standardized testing will remain or increase to a point where some students are so far behind that it becomes intimidating to be in an academic setting. While many factors can contribute to the literacy gap, there are companies and corporations that continue to profit off of distributing