Standards are not the real problem with the much-criticized educational program known as Common Core; the real issue is how those standards are being applied, one lawmaker argued Wednesday before a House committee.
Legislation that seeks to cancel most standardized testing in Maryland’s public schools this spring would leave teachers unsure about what to plan for, a top state education official said Wednesday.
It’s considered a new way of teaching and learning, but now parents opposed to what’s called Common Core education are speaking out.
Testing for testing sake. That’s what some state school leaders are saying about the Maryland assessment test for students.
The Maryland School Assessments, a set of standardized tests for elementary and middle school students, are under fire by some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials who say the tests are outdated and meaningless in the age of Common Core academic standards.
In Kelly Thompson’s household, extracurricular activities are history.
Baltimore County teachers say new curriculum requirements are putting a strain on them and their students.
Delayed curriculums and heavy workloads for Baltimore County teachers are the result of a switch to tougher teaching standards called “the Common Core.” Now the school board has a grievance on its hands backed by every teacher in the district.
Parents continue to express their outrage toward the Common Core curriculum now being used across the state of Maryland. Despite the Department of Education’s claims this type of education elevates a child’s education, parents say it dumbs it down.
Prosecutors have decided to drop all charges against a Baltimore County father arrested after repeatedly questioning school administrators at a town hall meeting. The confrontation was all caught on camera.
The Maryland State Department of Education plans to host four regional forums over the next month to help explain the Common Core State Standards for schools.