The Common Core Policy

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The Common Core might or might not succeed to the expectations that the creators envision it to be. Even though the creators behind he Common Core have good intentions and have done a lot of research there isn’t a program that can fix it all (1). The Common Core program states that they have a solution for any kind of problem (2). The Common Core standards are so long any teacher can use them with any kind of situation. Once the teachers all learn the system they can all work with each other and find the best possible solution. If the Common Core is going to be used in all the schools how will the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act play a role in the schooling system? With all the changes the Common Core will bring how will this affect our school and their students?
Four researchers have said that generally one-third of all high schoolers can read proficiently which is a problem that needs to be fixed (Pitcher et al. 636-645). In July of 2009 a group of teachers began to work on what is now called the Common Core in hopes of making the standards for schools now days more sufficient (3). The next two years they made modifications through feedback from the teachers who used it and had concerns (4). One of the main concerns was if it would even work because the ten-year experiment no child left behind was a failure (Strauss). Even though they think it’s a failure, they have learned that making students take these big tests such as Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) will make them want to learn less, there is a higher drop out rate and school are dropping low test taking students because of this act, so the creators have hopefully learned not to focus on their test taking skills (5). Teachers are trying to put reading material ...

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