Before we get started, let’s go over some basic vocabulary. I do this only because as I have conversations with non-educators, there seems to be some confusion. This ‘Glossary’ is so that we are all on the same page as we have this conversation.
- Assessments – The methods in which a teacher, school, district, state, and/or government measures learning.
- Curriculum – How something will be taught. Most commonly associated with textbooks, programs, lessons, units, and the like.
- Standards – Expectations or goals; the outcome.
Now getting back to why Common Core Standards are ‘Bad’. I’ve come to the conclusion it’s because the ‘nay-sayers’ don’t understand the new methods, and quite honestly don’t have the deeper understanding that Common Core expects. I don’t say this to insult anyone, in fact, I’m in that group of folks that don’t fully understand everything, but I am learning. Before you start to…
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