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Finding the Good About the Common Core

It is virtually impossible to go on any social media outlet without seeing someone complain about the newly adopted Common Core. If there is so many downfalls, then why was this ideal adopted? Well, because it does have good. The below resources will discuss the positive attributes to the Common Core.
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Finding the Good About the Common Core
  • neatoday.org
    neatoday.org

    Six Ways the Common Core is Good for Students

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    Caitlin Unger says:
    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.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    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!
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    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.
  • Myths V. Facts

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    corestandards.org
    corestandards.org
    Caitlin Unger says:
    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.
  • phys.org
    phys.org

    Opinion: The Common Core is Today's New Math... Which is Actually a Good Thing

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    Caitlin Unger says:
    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.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    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.
  • Caitlin Unger says:
    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.
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