Pros And Cons Of Common Core

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What if a certain community cannot invest in a better education? What if education is now becoming too expensive and children are now not receiving adequate information to mold a better future for themselves? This is where Common Core creates a great dilemma in the United States of America. Common Core was created in 2009 that lists a set of standards for the grades K-12 that was created to better prepare students for the future in college and their careers. It has already been nine years in which this has been active, but schools are still barely transitioning due to the fact that these standards are very difficult to understand. Although Common Core was supposed to be used as a way to eliminate the illness in the education system, it has…show more content…
In many school districts, every seven years, textbooks have to be updated and schools have to pay for new ones. However, low-income schools that already are struggling financially are now having to pay more money for technology compared to the amount of money that was spent for textbooks. The money that went was invested into buying textbooks has gone to waste. “...many schools had to develop or purchase new curricula and materials that were aligned to the Common Core” (Meador). This proves that the new classwork and homework that the new standards have implemented have forced schools to buy the new technology or else the students would be left helpless and unable to learn. However, there is another disadvantage to the Common Core system. Many teachers are not trained to teach Common Core according the mandatory standards therefore it costs a lot of money to provide the necessary programs to teach teachers. According to Susan Farrer, “...teacher workshops…benefit students’ lives when they learn how to set up a healthy lifestyle”. Thus demonstrating how not only are schools having to pay for the new technology…show more content…
This makes it harder for teachers to educate their classes when Common Core has left them to develop their own set of standards. “The standards identified the objectives the students should meet, while curricula detailed how they would meet them. Teachers could devise their own lesson plans for teaching their students, as long as the plans resulted in the students meeting the Common Core standards” (Common Core). States are now left with the decision on whether or not they should expand and elongate the Common Core standards, or just create a whole different set of standards that would equally educate the students. This has become a huge burden because some states are disregarding the Common Core curricula and are figuring out other ways to educate their students. This shows to prove that Common Core has done everything but positively affect the way that states have transformed their standards. Another problem is the fact that history has basically been removed from Common Core English Standards. Valerie Strauss claims that schools “no longer teach the literary periods associated with the history of each text”. Through this, history has been devalued and now students are failing to recognize the importance of U.S. History. Therefore, as ELA is starting to become highly enforced, the new standards force it to be implemented in a way where past history has been shadowed upon. However, as

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