I just had to share these articles that I’ve read over the past few days.
The second is “Why our nation needs common standards”.
As I started writing How to Help Your Child with Fifth Grade Mathematics in April, I started doing some online research. I was specifically trying to find out how many states had added to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. I teach in California, and I knew California had added to the standards. If I was going to write a book based on the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, I had to know what other states had added to the standards and what those additions were.
However, I was finding a lot of articles that were critical of the Common Core State Standards. I was finding that there was a lot of misinformation about the Common Core State Standards. There was also just a lot of missing information. People were not informed about the standards and were making statements that showed their lack of information. It was disheartening.
So, moving forward, I think I will do the occasional post, like this one, sharing some good, positive news about the Common Core State Standards.