Oklahoma just became the latest state to jettison the Common Core standards that they adopted in 2010. The Sooner State joins Indiana and South Carolina which have also experienced grassroots opposition to the college- and career-ready standards, leading them to opt out of a nationwide effort they had not too long ago voluntarily opted into.
I certainly understand Katie Hurly’s concern that her daughter is getting stressed out in school in only the 1st grade. No parent wants to see their child overwhelmed by school, especially at such a young age. However, I can’t validate her argument that the new Common Core of State Standards (Common Core) are the root
As many of you know, CPE has written extensively about the Common Core, even dedicating an entire page to these new standards. Still, with so much information— and disinformation— swirling around the CCSS, we understand how all of it can be very confusing. It’s for this reason we felt compelled to create a fact sheet,
In late August, Texas State Senator Dan Patrick stood before the Texas Board of Education and argued against state-designed lesson plans. One of the central concerns of Senator Patrick and his growing mass of supporters was that state-aligned lesson plans, assessments and curricular tools from the TEKs Resource System (TEKs), Texas’ curriculum-management network, contained anti-American
Georgia’s decision to bow out of the PARCC assessment due to increased costs raises concern about the future of Common Core of State Standards (CCSS). The new assessments created by the PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortiums were supposed to create new and better assessments than what many states have used for more than a decade.