Common Core State Standards Initiative Essays

1445 Words Sep 17th, 2014 6 Pages
Paige Wheat
Dr. C. Denelle Cowart
English 102
16 September 2014

Common Core In the United States over fifty million students are enrolled in elementary and secondary education institutions each year. With this vast amount of the population getting educated across the country, the constant change in educational tactics is understandable. From John Dewey’s philosophies on child-centered education in the early nineteen hundreds to the controversial ‘No Child Left Behind Act’ of 2001, the United States officials and government have been working to perfect the education systems nationwide. The most recent movement is ‘Common Core State Standards Initiative’, which is sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers. The Common Core is “a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA)” (National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, 2014). There are endless arguments for and against the implementation of these standards. The standards are highly questioned in the educational field as well as by parents and family of the students participating in this set of courses. Although there are many heated, angry and confusion fueled arguments against the idea of a consistent standard across the country, the benefits of the principles of Common Core Standards outweigh any opposing arguments. Whether it be uniformity in education across the globe, complete preparedness for college and…

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