... the goals of both No Child Left Behind and the Common Core State Standards are noble, the problem is the heavy emphasis on testing and the limited scope of the subjects. Schools and teachers are judged primary on these tests and the students are learning about how to do well on these tests and not what they need to know for the future. Though the best ways to help their students grasp the concepts is through teaching to the needs of each student, the tests and standards make it hard, if not impossible to differentiate the students and provide a quality education to each student. With how both No Child Left Behind and the Common Core State Standards are being implemented at this point, the students that need the help the most will continue to struggle to understand the content and schools will be blamed for not providing a proper education to students nationwide.
I think this article has left me thinking a lot about Common Core Standards. It made me think that if this would be implemented in the state of Texas, I want to be well prepared for it. But because this common core might be the way my students are going to be judged in the future, as a teacher I will do my best for this to help my classroom be a successful one.
Common Core is a set of high-quality academic standards in Math, English, Language Arts, and Literacy (“Common Core”). The standards outline what every student should be able to interpret by the end of the grade (“Common Core”). The standards are supposed to allow students to be ready when they graduate from high school regardless of where they are taught (“Common Core”). Forty-two states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity have adopted and fully believe that Common Core is necessary (“Common Core”). However I do not agree with the Common Core Curriculum in any way. I believe that every child learns in a different way and at a different pace. If we continue to hold children
Many argue that a uniform curriculum is a step toward socialism and the dreaded communism; however, I have no idea why a nationwide standard was never set. Several states have already withdrawn from Common Core or modified and renamed it, but Common Core can only offer the United States positive benefits. Through a nationwide standard and uniform testing, our country can be accurately evaluated on the same scale. As the higher standard is adopted, schools will rise to meet and exceed that standard. While Common Core is effective in meeting the needs of students on an academic path, there still needs to be alternatives for students better suited for a vocational
In the case of No Child Left Behind, I believe that doing away with it was only right because, as mentioned in previously-cited documents, it was encouraging teachers to teach “to the test.” Common Core does not do this, although it does encourage teachers to take a measured approach to their material. Common Core, then, is effective and supportive of healthy outcomes for children and families. My only suggestion is simply to invest in more training for educators, who have expressed concerns about not understanding the material meant to be taught, as mentioned before. Test results from the first wave of testing done under Common Core indicate that in the future, there will be an increased focus on contextual learning as opposed to the much-detested teaching “to the test.” It already appears that the initiative is headed in a very positive
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?
In practice, when done by Washington politicians who know nothing about education, these standards are awful. Common Core boasts terrible standards and forces itself on districts that are failing, which is not really the worst thing since those districts usually cannot get any worse. Districts that are good and preforming above national levels are also subject to the same standards. Common Core is not for everyone. Medicine is not for everyone. At this point, educators and the people that care about students instead of mere test scores should be the ones setting and regulating standards. Teachers that care will get those test scores. Schools that do not meet the standard should be regulated and evaluated, but not the healthy schools that preform above and beyond the national standard. It would be helpful to diagnose the issue instead of pretending that the problem is solved when it is not. The Common Core standards creates more problems than it can even begin to solve and fails to diagnose any real issue. The future is bright for students and that future needs to be protected from Washington politicians at all costs. As a teacher, I will see to it that I not only meet standards, but overcome them and outshine them. Then, perhaps Common Core will leave the district that I teach in alone and reconsider the atrocity that Common Core
The Common Core has been a highly debated educational initiative based in the United States that provides children of all race, religious denomination, and socioeconomic background the same educational path from kindergarten through senior year of high school or the 12th grade. The Common Core provides six standards on its website that serve as its oath. “The standards are: 1. Research- and evidence-based. 2. Clear, understandable, and consistent. 3. Aligned with college and career expectations. 4. Based on rigorous content and application of knowledge through higher-order thinking skills. 5. Built upon the
With the common core standards students now will be able to transfer schools and understand what is going on because the Common Core Standard provides a clear understanding to all students of what they are expected to learn. It will provide all of the students with an equal opportunity to learn same curriculum no matter which school they are going to. These standards will not limit the students with different level of achievement among students; instead they will ensure a more consistent exposure to materials and learning experience though instructions and teacher preparation. However, two c...
Common Core is a set of standards implemented to outline what a student needs to know in math and language arts to be deemed a successful student. This is a problem because not every student is the same, and treating them as they are will not improve the state of education but create one way of thinking and eliminating all possibilities of creativity. Common Core also comes along with a numerous amount of standardized testing, which is not only a false measure of knowledge but a creator of stress and self-esteem issues. The United States is the only advanced nation that still replies so heavily on these types of tests. Other countries are now basing student successes off things like performance based activities, projects and essays. There students are also doing better on international
Although most senators, representatives and school officials support common core state standards (CCSS), they have not received or researched the history of how CCSS introduced itself. Furthermore, they do not understand that local control is being taken away, which results in the eventual destruction of excellent, local schools, students, and future generations. Two private trade organizations located in Washington, D.C, wrote the CCSS at the request of Achieve, a company created by Bill and Melinda Gates. Thus, CCSS did not arise from the state level but of an interested organization associated with education. Most Americans do not want their local school district sharing their kids’ personal, identifiable data with the federal government or any other group or agency, but CCSS allows information to be shared without parental consent. Being sold as a set of rigorous standards, forty-five states, including Ohio, adopted Common Core. The absence of a cost analysis does not allow the taxpayer know their cost. CCSS did not originate in Columbus, shares student’s private information without parental consent, lacks rigor being benchmarked as internationally observed, and has an uncalculated high cost to the taxpayer.
Eventually, the problem is not with having Common Core, but the matter is with the way how it is done and applied.
These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade Anya Kamenetz author of "Tough Week for the Common Core" writes that “[t]he Common Core [is] not, strictly speaking, national standards. They were developed independently of the federal government, and states are not under a mandate to adopt them,” but then goes on to say that the “standards received a big boost in the form of funding incentives from the Obama administration” (1). These “big boost[s]” are what concerns many like Bobby Jindal. “A few years ago, Jindal was one of the Common Core 's biggest proponents. But he has since had a change of heart” (3). Bobby Jindal, along with many other opposers, question what would happen if state who had implemented common core in their schools suddenly dropped the plan? Anya Kamenetz furthers her article by stating that the three states who have already done this “now face spending tens of millions of dollars to create new standards, adopt new materials to go with them and retrain teachers” (1). Some might say that this decrease in funding is expected because the federal government had agreed to fund a specific program and although schools don 't have to use that program, those who don 't have to find the funding for their programs themselves. But how is this