The Importance Of Common Core Standards In Schools

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In the year 2014, roughly 50,000 students refused to take a standardized test in the state of New York alone (Wallace). The issue these students (and parents) are attempting to boycott is the implementation of Common Core Standards, which includes the use of standardized testing to measure a student’s success in the classroom. Common Core Standards have been put into effect in 48 states since 2009 and is used by just about every public school in these states. As of late, when Common Core Standards have been put into debate, they are compared to the No Child Left Behind Act put forth by George W. Bush which was replaced by Common Core. Despite Common Core being more successful in fulfilling the goals set for it, many believe that it has created …show more content…
to fulfill their goals of creating successful platforms to educate children, they must first recognize what they have in common. Despite these two organizations having seemly opposite goals, they actually have more in common than they both may know. In fact, both the NEA and Achieve Inc. have interest in making sure that the schools give kids the best education they can possibly get. Despite their main goals not being similar whatsoever, they are in the best interest for their parties. In order for both organizations to reach their goals of fixing (or not fixing) the issue of standardized testing, they both have to have the consent of the students, teachers, and administrators; without all of them being on board with their goals, the chances of them being reached are slim to …show more content…
Despite other implications of creating a nationwide educational platform have not been successful, Common Core has far succeeded what many thought would expected to happen. In order for both organizations to compromise on an educational platform, it would have to include much less testing than Common Core did. For this solution to be implemented, the NEA would have to agree upon terms of this platform, since their plans to fix Common Core only included local school districts controlling their standards; rather than nation based standards. Despite them having to give a little in order to take, they are succeeding in their goal of removing the emphasis on testing. For Achieve Inc. to be fully satisfied in their objective of creating this platform, they would have to be lenient on the actual standards that would be implemented since they are more in favor of the states being educationally

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