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 childrens schools are doing, I disagree with the assertion that Common Core is the solution.
I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my Master’s of Education in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education, and a NBPTS candidate. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify my students’ voices and choices.