This just up from Politico regarding pushback on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS):
“The board of the New York state teachers union this weekend unanimously withdrew its support for the Common Core standards as they have been implemented — a major blow for Common Core advocates who have been touting support from teachers as proof that the standards will succeed in classrooms nationwide.”
“Now, one of the biggest groups of educators in the country is on record saying it’s not working.”
A few issues that have riled New York’s teachers:
• Teachers want more time to review the Common Core lessons,
• Teachers want more input on whether they are grade-appropriate,
• The standards push the youngest kids too fast,
• The high-school math Common Core omitted key math concepts, does not push top students to take calculus, and
• Teachers want all questions on the new Common Core exams to be released so teachers can figure out exactly what is wanted in the new program.
Read the full Politico article here. And, click the “Read more” link below to see how some of the issues from New York are at play in Kentucky, as well, whether or not some education leaders in this state want to admit that.