Ann Doss Helms is a reporter for the Charlotte Observer and she is following the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board retreat. Two of her tweets from the retreat are worth noting:
#cmsbd members say public knows little about federal changes that will shape local education, inc. Common Core Standards …
Common Core Standards are “going to hit like a ton of bricks,” says Ellis-Stewart. #cmsbd
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is the second largest school district in North Carolina. The district has more than 141,000 students and 159 schools. If the Common Core hits CMS like “a ton of bricks,” our children will be in deep trouble.