Are the Common Core Standards a Good Idea?

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Registered: 01-20-2004
Are the Common Core Standards a Good Idea?
Mon, 03-17-2014 - 3:11pm

"The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English language, arts and mathematics at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter credit-bearing courses at two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce."

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Why or why do you not feel that they are a good idea?

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Registered: 10-17-2012
Tue, 03-18-2014 - 11:56pm

No, they suck and will lead to a generation of ignorant, illiterate kids.