EDUCATION AGENDA OCT 24, 2013 - COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS INITIATIVES: MYTHS Vs FACTS
Forty-five states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted the Common Core State Standards.
In this posting we bring you a documentation of the popular Myths versus the Facts about the Common Core. We also point out that these standards have their detractors. At the end of this post there is a link to an article, by NYU Professor Diane Ravitch, titled: The Biggest Fallacy about the Common Core Standards; it is published in the Huffington Post. Ms. Ravitch is also the author of the well received book titled: “The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education” and an avowed education activist.
To get a more comprehensive view of the Common Core Standards, we recommend that you read Ms. Ravitch’s article.
We also encourage PTAs, TOC and the CT Parent Union to become immersed in understanding the essence of the Common Core and what it means for children and the need for greater parental involvement.
Common Core State Standards Initiative | Myths vs. Facts
Fact: The Standards are not a curriculum. They are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for what knowledge and skills will help our students succeed.
Common Core State Standards Initiative | Home (http://www.corestandards.org/
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them.