Common Core–the positives

There has been much discussion about the positives and negatives of the Common Core State Standards.Today, I’d like to focus on the positives of the Common Core standards.

  • The standards will put the US on the same level as other countries around the world. Our students will be globally competitive which is a critical factor in the 21st century.
  • Common standards will allow for students who move from state to state or district to district to not fall behind or lose out on chunks of learning. Since all states will teach to the same standards, students will not miss out on any information if they switch schools.
  • Rigor will be increased in the classroom. All students will be held to high expectations.

What are your thoughts? What benefits do you see to the Common Core State Standards?

Leave your thoughts in the comments.

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