The Importance Of Common Core Standards

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The Powerball anticipation ended on January 13th, 2016 with three winners to split a record $1.6 billion jackpot. If I were the winner of even a portion of that amount, I would definitely devote my portion to my family, but most importantly to the career that has allowed me to make a difference in many students’ lives. I would want to change the world similar to Bill Gates by spending more than $220 million on the Common Core education standards (Elkind, P. pg. 50). Our education system has been at-risk since 1983, and the Common Core standards can make a change for the better (pg. 52). Mr. Gates’ rationale for promoting and funding the Common Core standards was to prepare and produce an educated workforce, one that would be considered “College and Career Ready” within all fifty states. Gates attempted to accomplish this by providing a rigorous and more focused reading and mathematics education (pg. …show more content…
The Common Core will help us improve our production of quality students. It is easier to retreat when things tend to become tough and rigorous. Many of us despise change and seek an easier route. We cannot continue debating the Common Core. We need to embrace it and learn how to make it work for us. Many other companies already effectively used the Common Core. The curriculum and programs utilized today are beneficial to all students that require consistency throughout their education in order to fully comprehend math and reading skills. The Common Core has also stemmed an influx of new businesses to create innovative online programs to enhance a student’s learning. Some software programs my students enjoy are: Reading Eggs, First-in-math, Math Seeds, or Go-Noodle. Again, time is necessary to assess how to effectively cover the Common Core to improve our scores, as well as the quality of student comprehension in reading and math (pg.

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