Eye on Education

One Big Problem With The Common Core: Course Materials Aren’t Ready

The Common Core was designed to raise the bar for what kids need to know and be able to do as they prepare for adult life, college and employment. And as our colleagues at NPR report this week, teachers must not only become skilled at this new approach to teaching, but schools need to acquire the course materials aligned to the new standards. It’s a huge adjustment to make in every district in states that have adopted the Common Core, and as Cory Turner reports, it could take a long time to roll out the new curriculum.

Right now, America’s schools are in a sprint. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards. That means new learning benchmarks for the vast majority of the nation’s young students – millions of kids from kindergarten through high school.

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