While having a common set of educational constructs to set a “minimal” benchmark for educational achievement sounds like a good idea, the real issue surface when you dive into what that really means. Are we aiming for the minimum, rather than encouraging students to achieve to their maximum potential. School administrators and teachers will say, “Certainly not!”
But what was the intent of the “Common Core,” who proposed it, how was it researched to ensure it was a proven strategy, and what kinds of assessment questions children being exposed to in order to evaluate achievement?
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