Kristopher Frye: Article Analysis

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The United States education system has been on a steep decline in the recent years. Americans are no longer the top dogs when it comes to education. Compared to other countries, the United States is going down in rankings based on academic levels of students. There has also been a deterioration of students prepared with the academic skills needed for higher education. Colleges are adapting to the change by enrolling students in classes that teach basic skills needed for collegiate reading, writing, and math. With this unexpected decline in the U.S. education system, a new resolution has been created to reverse the national rankings, prepare students for collegiate-level knowledge, and to make the United States on top in education once again. …show more content…
International Legal Lessons on Closing the Achievement Gap”, the Common Core State Standards are explained as an enhancement in the U.S. education system, which overtime, will provide growth and stability in the nations economy. Frye then goes into details regarding America’s educational rank among other nations and how America is settling for mediocre learning in the classrooms. Next, Frye investigates the pros and cons of the Common Core Standards and defends allegations against the CCSS. Second, Frye analyzes other nation’s education systems and compares them to the United States. Frye claims that the Common Core will open up more opportunities for the disadvantaged. Finally, Frye continues his argument that poor neighborhoods are not being given the same opportunity as the rest of the country. He informs that in order for a nation to grow economically, these neighborhoods have to be given a chance to thrive in society. Frye believes that the Common Core Standards can do just …show more content…
Jones and Jaqueline E. King (2012) “The Common Core State Standards: A Vital Tool for Higher Education” focus on the issue of the CCSS improving student’s knowledge for higher education. Jones and King discuss how the goal in K-12 education has changed over the years. Before, the goal for teachers was to graduate their students. Now, the goal is to prepare students for college and their future careers. Jones and King argue that the CCSS is essential to higher education and the continuum of education. Jones and King also agree that the CCSS builds on students previous learning in each grade throughout their education. They concur that because of the change in standards, teachers need training in learning how to implement the new standards into classrooms. Finally, Jones and King strongly believe that the new CCSS will increase the knowledge of beginning college students and therefore, college professors can go deeper into classroom studies. What does this mean in regards to the issue of the necessity of Common

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