Warmed-over Common Core standards are on the agenda for approval at the State Board of Education meeting in Raleigh.
For years, we’ve written about the problems of Common Core on this site as well as at StopCommonCoreNC.org. Problems? Where do we start? In a nutshell Common Core standards are based on questionable assumptions, do not improve student achievement or college or career readiness. If you want more evidence there is plenty at StopCommonCoreNC.org and TruthinAmericanEducation.com. But I digress.
Tomorrow the State Board of Education will probably vote on whether to adopt new English standards. The standards were part of the final report of the Academic Standards Review Commission (ASCR). Yes, that ASRC, the Commission whose final report hijacked the Commission’s findings and left many dumbfounded as they saw the Commission vote to approve warmed over Common Core lite standards — in direct violation of the Commission ‘s charge to repeal and replace the Common Core standards.
For the past year, the Department of Public Instruction has been reviewing the ASRC recommendations, and doing an awful job of convincing others that NC DPI is not adopting Common Core standards. If you’re concerned about your child’s education and believe Common Core standards are inferior and bad for North Carolina students, now is the time do make your voice heard. Write or call the State Board of Education and ask them to not approve the new English standards.
Researchers say public officials can often be swayed by as little as 5 calls or letters on a specific subject. If you oppose Common Core Standards, contact the State Board of Education and share your views.