How can we continue to be having this same argument about Common Core State Standards? For those not yet on board, I imagine that playing to some other (unproductive) ideology can be mentally or emotionally stimulating. Facts are on the side of pressing forward with the Common Core, and changing up our practices to give kids the highest forms of appropriate rigor in every classroom. It’s the best way to prepare them for their futures and the best way to rebuild a Nation.
Take a look at this Mom to Mom argument related to the Common Core. Patricia Levesque makes a GREAT case–use her Kentucky citation in your own arguments on the side of moving forward with full implementation of the Common Core. Sadly, we are still having this argument.
Have a great summer.