Common Core has become a hot topic of discussion in Missouri. Linked below is an article from the Eureka-Wildwood Patch about the recent panel presentation centering on CCSS adoption, implementation, ramifications, data retrieval and legislative update on SB210 and HB616.
Unfortunately the reporter did not attend the meeting so he cannot report on what actually was said by the panelists. However, his article has created a slew of reader comments on the facts vs the talking points of the standards. These comments also address the alleged intent/financial backing/political leanings of those who do not support the adoption and implementation process of CCSS.
Feel free to make your own comments on Senator Nieves Speaking Out Against National Education Standards.
I'd like to see the research and data on how Common Core is best practice as intimated by a teacher in the Kirkwood School District:
As a teacher in the Kirkwood School District I can assure you that many educators (you know...the people actually doing the work) welcome Common Core. All this other "stuff" is just personal political agendas. Do you seriously think that a high performing district such as Kirkwood would welcome Common Core standards if it thought it wouldn't be great for all students? Do you seriously think that the Kirkwood School District would dummy down curricula to meet the standards? I'm sorry. I am going to trust the people that do the actual work-day in and day out. The people that have spent their lives educating themselves on best practices for kids. Where were you people when Bush implemented No Child Left Behind....which has been extremely unsuccessful?
Didn't No Child Left Behind also have Ted Kennedy's prints all over it? The Democrats might as well share the blame of a terrible educational reform policy.