A Missouri parent sent this in from her 3rd grader's workbook. Time for Kids is a Common Core aligned curriculum provider:
TIME For Kids is committed to helping teachers meet Common Core State Standards, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and National Science Education Standards. Click here to learn more about TIME For Kids and national learning standards.
Regardless of what the Science/Social NATIONAL standards are, Time for Kids will support them and are committed to help teachers meet those standards via Time for Kids common core aligned curriculum. A private company doesn't really know what these standards are, but gee golly, Time for Kids will be there to align the curriculum to meet those standards. See how this works?
More time in school will be taken up in test taking (think "NCLB on Steroids"). "Hannah" thinks "it's good that kinds in many other states will take the same tests". Why do you think Time for Kids would portray being common as a good thing? Since welcoming/accepting the idea that students should learn from common standards is paramount for CCSS proponents, the students have a lesson from Time for Kids instilling that message. Yay! Common Core!
Notice the math problem? The "old" way of answering is multiple choice which is dependent on the student knowing his/her math facts. The common core way is language dependent and has less to do with math facts than it does with explaining how you came to the answer. Remember, this is 3rd grade. Note that this student prefers multiple choice because he/she can "think" about the possible answers.
Keep those worksheets coming into Missouri Education Watchdog.
In the meantime, watch this video from Utah with material from a common core aligned textbook for 1st graders teaching them how to be social justice activists:
Just a question: Does having the "Common Core Aligned" stamp on the cover gives these publishers, whose vision is social engineering, a pathway into the schools? Just who is writing the curriculum? Is Common Core the vehicle for not only data collection but also for political theories?