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Why We Need Common Core: "I choose C."

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Published on Aug 27, 2012

Ms. Gutierrez
Literacy Coach
Palm Springs Unified

I stopped allowing comment on this page because they can be crude. But some have validity, and because I get valid comments against CCSS every once in a while, I am going to respond:


1. Common Core helps to prepare students for college and career. Not every student goes to college, and not every student will have a career. But isn't the goal of education to prepare students for college or a career? And shouldn't teachers be teaching the Common Core philosophy (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking) to their students? Please provide evidence from multiple credible sources to refute these claims (something the CCSS asks students to do).
2. What are/were your state's standards for math and ELA before CCSS was adopted by multiple states? How are/were your state standards for ELA and math superior to CCSS? What is so different? How do/did they address the different "shirt sizes"? Please provide evidence from multiple credible sources to justify your claim.
3. Common Core is a set of standards, not a curriculum. How, then, does it not allow for choice in teaching and learning? Please provide evidence from multiple credible sources to explain your claim.
4. Where did you acquire your teaching credential? How much did you pay attention to state standards for ELA and math before the CCSS were released? After you actually read the CCSS and the appendices, how does it not "work for each and every student"? (From an approved comment that disagreed with CCSS. See below.) Please cite evidence from the following link to support your answer: http://www.corestandards.org/.


I am open to all opinions, as long as you have credible evidence to support your answer. If you do, your comment will be published.

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