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 questions raised were: 1). Is the content of Common Core State standards appropriate for young children?
Sawchuk, S. (2012). Many Teachers Not Ready for the Common Core. Education Digest, 16-22. http://proxy.ashland.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eft&AN=82981829&site=ehost-live Beginning this research I stumbled on this article which discusses the successful implementation of the Common Core Standards. Sawchuk discusses the massive task of getting all the public school K-12 teachers ready for the standards.
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). Explanation: This important because the backers of CCSS believe if that the general public could understand exactly what the standards are, there might be more support for them. Only seventeen percent of Americans who supported Common Core and the remainder was either confused or thought it was an umbrella for many topics other than education (Simon) This all connects back to my argument that the debate has spun out of control fueled by both sides, with the public stuck in the middle trying to grasp some understanding of CCSS.
America is not the country it use to be, no more are the days of simplicity. In recent years, Obama has changed many different aspects of this country. In fact, Obama has had an impact on health care, education, and war in both negative and positive ways.
In the article, “Quarrel over Common Core: A Pennsylvania Primer” by Randy Kraft (2014), Common Core and the controversy surrounding it are discussed heavily. Kraft’s thesis is to inform the audience about Common Core and explain, impartially, the arguments for and against it. In 2010, Pennsylvania took on the Common Core Standards. These standards were put in place to ensure that students of Pennsylvania were on the same academic level by graduation, and enable them to be better equipped to compete in a global marketplace (p. 1). Despite the well-meaning of such educational standards and the statements from Kraft, Common Core is more harmful than helpful overall for teachers and students alike.
Why would students not want to be on a level playing field in their education? Why would they not want to be able to move seamlessly between states? These opportunities are given to students by Common Core. Although many opponents may say that these standards are a barrier of creativity, the Common Core Standards being accepted in all fifty states would help America, because it would have teachers across state borders instructing similar lesson plans, it would decrease the achievement gap, and it would better prepare students for college and the workforce by teaching them the needed materials for their futures.
In the article “Idiot Nation”, Michael Moore states that America is a society full of idiots who are falling behind in education compared to other countries around the world. Moore gives examples of how Americans could not figure out how to solve the simplest school problems in their heads, or had a reading proficiency past a fourth grade level. Even so, Americans do not have a clue to where half of the countries are on the map (Moore, 121-40). But is the American education system really that bad in making students fail to succeed beyond what is expected of them? Compared to one of the world’s best education system, South Korean students excel in science and mathematics (Alters, 4). President Barack Obama states that the American education
In 2009, governors and state commissioners alike came together to formulate the development and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Through membership organizations such as the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) (http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/frequently-asked-questions/), they were able to create a system that represented a clear-cut caliber of expectations meant for students in kindergarten to grade 12. Over the past several years, new amendments have been added to keep up with the standard that 48 states have adopted into their school systems, although the adoption of the policy was voluntary (http://www.corestandards.org/about-the-standards/frequently-asked-questions/). Despite majority of the states in the U.S. having decided on the policy already, there has been conflict amongst the parents of the children who are subject to the rigorous and exhausting amount of tests they must take to keep up with what is fixed into their school systems. The argument against test-taking is a controversy in itself as many believe
Common Core is the new standard of teaching in schools implemented by the federal government. State education chiefs and governors developed a set of standards that they believe students should know after each grade, so they are prepared for college or a job after high school. But are these standards fair for everyone? Not everyone learns at the same speed and some students require special attention. The cost of Common Core is also costly to the school districts. Most teachers do not support Common Core either.
The national Common Core standards assist in education by the use of a system of academic expectations students across the country must satisfy in order to move to the next grade level or graduate from high school. Consistency can occur because all students’ basic skills in English and math standards are evident. Why, therefore, are there concerns about the implementation and use of Common Core standards? To discern this question, assessment of concerns Christians and parents have related to the issue of the implementation and use of the standards are discussed first. Then an analysis
Our current period in education is full of great change and opportunity. Students, teachers, and principals are being challenged to think, learn, and apply in different ways. The Common Core State Standards and technology are the main reasons this time period is so important. These two things
Common Core Mathematic Standards have been under evaluation because of a debate between college professors, some who feel the standards are not substantial enough to prepare students for the college degree. It is a teacher’s responsibility to prepare their students for the next level. Even many supporters believe that the Common Core State Standards have many flaws and should be evaluated. With that being stated, the board that constructed the standards made mention that the cause for these flaws is because they focused so much on the K-8 standards that they ran out of time. Because of this short time, they ended up having to rush to work sure the K-8 plus or High School Standards were completed, meaning they had less time to truly think them through. Despite all of the criticism that the Standards have taken, forty-two states and the District of Columbia have adopted them, and will be placing them in order soon.
States love to have has much control over every aspect of government. Many states like Missouri were happy to join the ranks of states implementing the Common Core State Standards because it makes sense in terms of unifying standards for all states so all students will have the necessary skills needed to become successful in college career and life. States like Missouri are beginning to have second thoughts about the standards because they argue that the standards restrict the state’s control over educating children, but they seem to forget the rationale for original implantation which is to have all of the involved states working under the same set of standards in an effort to prepare all students for life after high school.
Common Core. It is known by many things: the beginning of an educational revolution, the last chance to shock American Education back to life, sneaky and deceptive, and solution to the education system. So what is it actually? Common Core is impacting the classroom environment by making standards equal for
Common Core is a widely debated topic here in America. However I feel like it shouldn't be because it violates one of our Bill of Rights, the 10th Amendment to be exact “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States,