NEA President: Common Core Standards ‘Completely Botched’
February 20, 2014 - 6:55 am
I am sure it won’t come as a surprise to hear that in far too many states, implementation has been completely botched. Seven of ten teachers believe that implementation of the standards is going poorly in their schools. Worse yet, teachers report that there has been little to no attempt to allow educators to share what’s needed to get [Common Core State Standards] implementation right. In fact, two thirds of all teachers report that they have not even been asked how to implement these new standards in their classrooms.
That’s from a letter that President Dennis Van Roekel sent to the members of that National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers labor group.
As Lindsey Burke from Heritage notes:
This is what happens with one-size-fits-all bureaucratic initiatives.
In addition to the implementation of the standards being inefficiently handled, there is also the question of exactly what those standards are supposed to achieve.
Partisan ideology and ham-handed federal “efficiency”, coming soon to a first grade class near you!