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Pros and Cons of Common Core

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by Ann Feliz on 27 March 2013

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No to Common Core Pros and Cons of Common Core Education Reform Analysis Cons Pros Pros for Common Core
• Standards are internationally bench-marked
• Allow states to compare standardized tests accurately
• Decrease costs states pay for test development, scoring and reporting
• Increase rigor and prepare students for college and global work
• Develop high level thinking skills
• Allow teachers to monitor student progress throughout the year
• Assessments more authentic
• Benefit students with high mobility
• Students will understand expectations
• Enhance teacher collaboration and professional development Cons to Common Core
• Difficult adjustment / transition for students and teachers initially
• Cause teacher burnout or change careers
• Standards are vague and broad
• Require younger students to learn at a quicker pace
• No equivalency test for students with special needs
• Watered down standards for some states
• Text books will become obsolete and costs for new curriculum
• Costs to update technology
• Increased value on standardized testing
• No Science or Social Studies Standards Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 StopCommonCore.com Part 4 Part 5 Common Core Mission Statement
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy. http://teaching.about.com/od/assess/f/What-Are-Some-Pros-And-Cons-Of-The-Common-Core-Standards.htm?p=1 http://teaching.about.com/od/assess/f/What-Are-Some-Pros-And-Cons-Of-The-Common-Core-Standards.htm?p=1 http://core4all.wordpress.com/2010/10/01/top-3-benefits-of-the-common-core-state-standards-and-a-thank-you/ 3 Top Benefits of the Common Core State Standards
More mobility for the mobile student
Provide students with necessary skills to access higher education and to compete globally by imbedding the 21st century skills in the goals
Enhance teacher collaboration The Impact of Common Core State Standards on Your Student
common Core will better prepare students for life
questions will encourage higher level of thinking and not just memorizing
students can rely on their own independent, higher-level thinking skills
learning is more meaningful
encourages students to be life long learners and not robots
open ended questions promote self reliant thinking
providing teachers feedback throughout the year http://www.metrofamilymagazine.com/November-2011/The-Impact-of-Common-Core-State-Standards-on-Your-Student/ Students can compete at higher level with students from around the world
"To maintain America's competitive edge, we need all of our students to be prepared and ready to compete with students from around the world", said NGA Vice Chair Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas. "Common standards that allow us to internationally benchmark our students' performance with other top countries have the potential to bring about a real and meaningful transformation of our education system to the benefit of all Americans." http://www.ocde.us/CommonCoreCA/Pages/Mission-of-the-Common-Core-State-Standards.aspx Higher Standards doesn't necessarily mean higher education
There is no evidence that proves establishing national academic standards will improve the quality of public education
standards are not the cure all
some state standards are superior to the common core standards
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/national-standards/what-the-common-core-standards.html Negative Impacts
More pressure on everyone
stakes will be higher
burn out and stress
difficult time adjusting
loss of job
costs
http://teaching.about.com/od/assess/a/Common-Core-Standards.htm Is Common Core the Solution?
Time will tell... http://www.corestandards.org/
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