Contents

- 1 Why the Common Core is bad?
- 2 What is the purpose of the Common Core curriculum?
- 3 What is Common Core education?
- 4 Is Common Core good for students?
- 5 Will Common Core go away?
- 6 Do teachers like Common Core?
- 7 How many states are using Common Core?
- 8 Why did we switch to Common Core?
- 9 What President started Common Core?
- 10 How many states have dropped Common Core?
- 11 What are the benefits of Common Core?
- 12 Why do teachers hate Common Core?
- 13 Is Common Core successful?
- 14 What is the alternative to Common Core?

## Why the Common Core is bad?

With its plethora of skills and standards, the Common Core doesn’t make provision for the fact that many students experience a level of difficulty with literacy and numeracy that makes it all but impossible for many of them to meet grade-level standards.

## What is the purpose of the Common Core curriculum?

The goal of the Common Core is to help students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in college and in the workforce. Another goal is to make sure students are getting a strong education, no matter which state they live in.

## What is Common Core education?

The Common Core State Standards are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life.

## Is Common Core good for students?

The Common Core Standards increase the rigor in some classrooms and may better prepare students for college and global work success. The increased rigor should lead students to be better prepared for life after high school. Higher Thinking Skills.

## Will Common Core go away?

The Common Core State Standards are dead. “And at the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead,” she declared. In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis just announced that the work of “rooting out all vestiges of Common Core” done, and new standards would now replace the old, unloved ones.

## Do teachers like Common Core?

While the majority of teachers, 57 percent, say Common Core will be positive for most students, a third don’t think it will make a difference. Eight percent say it will be negative. Elementary school teachers have a sunnier outlook on the standards than middle and high school teachers.

## How many states are using Common Core?

Forty-one states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have adopted the Common Core State Standards. The map below provides information about the process each state or territory followed to adopt their academic standards.

## Why did we switch to Common Core?

The Common Core began, in part, as a response to the bipartisan No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, the sweeping federal mandate that required all schools to test students annually in reading and math, in the third through eighth grades and once in high school. The law was largely seen as a disappointment.

## What President started Common Core?

States were given an incentive to adopt the Common Core Standards through the possibility of competitive federal Race to the Top grants. U.S. President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Race to the Top competitive grants on July 24, 2009, as a motivator for education reform.

## How many states have dropped Common Core?

As far as how the standards are taught in schools, it depends on what state you’re talking about. Of the 45 states that adopted the standards, 24 have repealed them, revised them, or edited parts of them. The four states that have entirely withdrawn from the standards are Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, and South Carolina.

## What are the benefits of Common Core?

The Common Core State Standards promote student independence in learning. Students learn to construct effective arguments, convey information, ask relevant questions and seek out resources. The Common Core State Standards prepare ALL students for college and career success which leads to increased earning potential.

## Why do teachers hate Common Core?

So why do so many people hate the Common Core? While the goals of Common Core are laudable, many parents and teachers don’t think they had a seat at the table when standards were developed. To parents and teachers who feel they were entirely left out of the process, the standards may feel heavy-handed.

## Is Common Core successful?

Support for Common Core remains strong among Californians (Baldassare et al. 2019). In 2010, California adopted Common Core to replace its 1997 standards in mathematics and English language arts.

## What is the alternative to Common Core?

A Catholic education group has released a new set of academic standards that weave Roman Catholicism throughout the curriculum. The standards are being pitched as an alternative to the Common Core State Standards.