Essay about The Common Core State Standards

993 Words Sep 28th, 2015 4 Pages
The issue over the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) has increased significantly over the past few years. The CCSS are the set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need to master in English language arts and mathematics. This is required at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in college, career, and life. The problem isn’t primarily what is in these standards or what’s been left out, although that’s certainly an issue. The main focus is the role the Common Core State Standards are playing in the larger dynamics of current school reform and education politics. On one hand, those for the CCSS argue that it is geared toward college and career readiness. They believe the standards will help students become more prepared to be active members of society. Those against the CCSS insist that schools are only implementing the standards because it is a program pushed by the government, states must accept the standards or receive no money. They believe the CCSS is hurting are already failing education system and overlooking the student’s unique needs, creativity, and diversity.

Succeeding will be a concise review of some of the sources discussing the topic on the Common Core State Standards. It will discuss arguments for and against the topic and any favoritism that might be present. An article that is successful in briefing the reader on the issue is The Common Core: The Good, the Bad, the Possible, written by Susan Rakow for…

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