I’m just curious because I’ve heard many different perspectives.
Personally, I like the fact that the Common Core dumbs everything down to just 10 standards. However, I hate the fact that there is very little information, even on the Common Core Website, on how to properly implement the standards. This leaves districts hurriedly creating new pacing guides and materials that basically equate a shot in the dark.
There is very little information, even on the Common Core Website, on how to properly implement the standards.
I also don’t like that some of the grade-level standards are almost a paragraph long. If you’ve read my last post, you know that I am a fan of simple. I don’t like it when someone takes the concept of ”writing a personal narrative” and tries to include every tiny skill and method that goes into that process in one standard. After all, I am an educated professional and should know how to teach kids to do that anyways. Give me a one page list of things students should know how to do before moving onto the next grade. This would be more practical, easier for the students (and teachers) to understand, and would help provide this “unity” that the american education system is seeking – which to me, is an unnecessary venture in itself.