NEA Today interviewed teachers who were attending NEA's Common Core Working Group (a workshop where representatives from the 46 states that have adapted to the Common Core come together to discuss successes and failures and provide input) and comprised six benefits the Common Core provides. These include: putting creativity back in the classroom, exposing to students to a greater depth of learning, increases rigor, increases collaboration, advances equity, and fosters college ready kids.
Bill Richardson, the former Governor of New Mexico, looked at the positives of the Common Core from a completely different perspective. With a future election just around the corner, this is definitely worth the read!
Although this is intended for New Jersey specifically, the State of New Jersey Department of Education published two videos which exemplify why the Common Core is not only great for the student's and their future, but also for the state of New Jersey.
This website is essential for every parent to view who has a child learning the new common core. Specifically, this page regarding myths vs. facts points out the "mainstream myths" that are very easy to believe if the parent doesn't take the time to do their own research.
Kevin Knudson discussed probably the most controversial aspect of the Common Core, Math. Throughout the article, he discusses the implementation of math from 1958 when President Eisenhower signed the National Defense Education Act in until now and explains why the Common Core Math is the most relevant math our students have experienced.
The National PTA interviewed various educators across the country about their personal reflections in implementing the common core. It was a "common" theme throughout the video that teachers observed their students not only getting the right answers but also gaining the ability to explore the depths of the topics and be able to explain why and how they received certain answers.
This video is a great introduction to the heated subject of the Common Core. This video was put together by the National PTA and discusses various educators desire for the common core and why this is such a detrimental program for the children of America. All of the educators in the video say the Common Core are simply standards the children should be meeting, which can better shape curriculum and student learning.