Common Core Standards - is it just common sense or an infringing PITA?
I'm hoping to hear from teachers ut anyone is welcome of course.
Common Core Standards - Is it just common sense, is it a lowering of standards? Is it infringing on state and local control? Is it just a pain in the butt for teachers? Does it make sense to you or do you think it is untested and bad for our children?
I'm keeping an open mind while researching this, but there is just so much bias out there. I'd love to hear how adapting the Common Core has changed things for you, your kids, or their school/curriculum.
My take so far is that it sounds like it pushes more non-fiction reading for all grades and esp in high school. Does it really change mush else for the early grades though? I'm just not sure what the big deal is and I either hear huge praise for something that seems like it should have already been being done or huge opposition that this is horrible, untested, infringes on local control etc. What does it really change? Or is it really just slapping a label on what is already being done.
I was looking for a reading log on pinterest and many of them labeled their reading log as a "Common Core Reading log". Really - list your book and author and you're now in compliance with the common core? To me it reminded me when everyone was concerned about cholesterol and a pack of raisins would advertise "cholesterol free" (duh, it's a fruit of course its Choles-free). Raisin didn't change, but just took advantage of what everyone was looking for. Is that the same with "Common Core" nothing has really changed except to slap a label on something?