Common Core Does Not Foster Real Learning In Our Kids

Common Core does not foster real learning in our kids: column

Common Core proponents claim that the standards will save American schools (Did they really need saving?) and that opponents are just a bunch of housewives who think their kids are brilliant, teachers who don't want to work hard, or some other convenient straw man used to characterize anti-CCSS people as kooks. For example, consider this:

In an editorial written in opposition to a state bill that would have undercut implementation of Common Core State Standards, the Daily Herald Media Editorial Board recently wrote that the standards are a “needed part of school reform efforts.”

While I agree that “parents have a right to know how their children’s schools are doing,” I disagree with the assertion that Common Core is the solution.

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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