Common Core has been a dividing wedge between parents and students, especially in math while sitting at the homework table, and this is by design.
Two reports from the Defending the Early Years, a Boston-based non-profit organization took aim at the Common Core kindergarten standards in literacy & math.
NPR ran a profile on Jason Zimba that appears to be an attempt to change the narrative about Common Core. Here the writers of Common Core appear to be turned into victims, and curriculum companies and teachers are to blame for the poor roll out. Sarah Garland writes: Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Jason […]
I read an interesting article in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader yesterday. It was focused on how parents in the Sioux Falls, SD school district were fighting back against the Common Core Math Standards through pulling their kids out to homeschool. That is probably the best thing that can be said about Common Core – […]
Sandra Stotsky wrote a blog post on Pioneer Institute’s blog that deserves attention. You’ll get the gist in the opening paragraph: Stanford University mathematics professor R. James Milgram included an informative e-mail in his packet of information for state legislators when he testified at a hearing on Common Core in Milledgeville, Georgia on September 24, […]
Stanford University Mathematician and former Common Core validation committee member Dr. James Milgram discusses his concerns with the Common Core Math Standards on the Fox Business Network yesterday. You can watch below: Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
Standards for Mathematical Practice The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics Table of Contents includes two types of standards. First listed are Standards for Mathematical Practice. Second listed are Standards for Mathematical Content. Before we explore the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP), let’s make a distinction between the SMP and Content standards. The SMP are […]
Work Team, Feedback Group, & Validation Committee The Work Team There were 51 members listed on the Work Team for developing the Common Core State Standards. Of those 51 members, it is clear there was one actual classroom teacher listed with the possibility of one or two others. It is not evident or clear that […]
Billions of tax dollars have been spent over decades to prepare teachers but have produced little evidence of success. States complain that they can’t identify ineffective teachers. It is time to wake up and smell the burning toast! The significance of subjecting teachers to failed teacher-training programs is lost on those who influence education. Billions […]
Yesterday I read an op/ed by Jonathan Ellis, a political reporter for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, expressing concern about the Common Core State Standards because of the way his daughter was being taught math. Here are a couple of excerpts: There will be a great battle in the Legislature this session that I’ll be […]