As you guessed by the name I picked up for my blog, I’m not a fan of the idea of a common core. At the risk of oversimplifying, I don’t think people outside the area are the best way to standardize what children are taught in school. As a teacher, I think there are tons of flaws in what is being proposed, and I would be remiss if I didn’t make a plea asking my readers to educate themselves on the issue and consider the consequences. Here are some great articles about the history of the common core and what the current initiatives are trying to accomplish.
Article in Favor of Common Core – National Review – Truth about Common Core
Article Opposed to Common Core – Rage Against the Common Core
Thank you for reading!