Common Core State Standards
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices made up a set of educational standards called the Common Core State Standards in Suwanee, GA which dealt with math and english-language arts for grades k-12. They were “developed in collaboration with a variety of stakeholders including content experts, states, teachers, school administrators and parents. The standards establish clear and consistent goals for learning that will prepare America’s children for success in college and work”. They tell what the students need to learn, but aren’t there to show the teachers how to teach. The process took nearly a year, with people leading it from almost all 50 states, and even in different countries. The pros of these standards are that they are there so that students know that they can succeed in the global economy someday. “America competitiveness relies on an education system that can adequately prepare our youth for college and the workforce,” said Governor of Georgia, Sonny Perdue. “When American students have the skills and knowledge needed in today’s jobs, our communities will be positioned to compete successfully in the global economy”. They set up the standards so that there is a clear understanding of what students are supposed to learn, and then the parents know what to help them with. “The standards provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live, and allow states to more effectively help all students to succeed,” commented Steve Paine. The standards are there, for everyone to work towards a common goal. They were developed in the ideal that every student would be able to follow them and initially be able to catch up in the subjects that they were lacking in. The cons about the Common Core Standards are that everyone thinks they will fail. There is nothing wrong with wanting young people in every state of the country to know how to do the same important skills and understand the same...
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