Here is a wonderful post from Christel that breaks down the basics of Common Core! I hope that this helps those new to our cause!
This post is an introduction to many issues included in this simple question: “What Is Common Core?”
Parents and retired teachers, it is up to us to stop this thing. Teachers who are currently teaching, or principals, or others who work in the education sales industry dare not speak up too loudly or risk losing their jobs.
This post aims to be as unmistakably direct and clear and documented as possible. I will add questions and answers to this page, so please visit again. Feel free to use it in any way you like without asking permission.
DO THE COMMON CORE STANDARDS IMPROVE K-12 EDUCATION?
No one knows. They are an unpiloted experiment. Time will tell. But people who are financially invested in Common Core say yes to the question, while people who aren’t financially interested, and who study and analyze the Common Core standards, say no.
Dr. James Milgram (Stanford University emeritus…
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