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Public Survey About Common Core: Do You Know Enough? More...

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The previous article focuses on the first two parts of the four part, true or false questions administered to 43% of those surveyed and expected to have a more in-depth understanding of the Common Core standards. Their responses and comments to the last two questions appear below…

Part 3. True or False: Under the Common Core Standards, states and local districts can decide which textbooks and educational materials to use in their schools. 47% of the public responded this was probably or definitely true; 36% responded this was probably or definitely false; 17% didn’t know. It is true that under Common Core Standards, states and local districts can decide which textbooks and educational materials to use in their schools. However, the textbook companies, in a rush to supply the demand for Common Core driven materials, have produced books that leave much to be desired by states and/or local districts.

Part 4. True or False: In state using the Common Core Standards, the federal government will receive detailed data on individual students’ test performance. 69% of the public responded this was probably or definitely true; 15% responded this was probably or definitely false; 16% didn’t know. This is a true statement and collecting data on students is not new. However, the range of data collected might be alarming to parents who might need to pay particular attention to this point.

As a parent are you comfortable with the government collecting data on your child? When is too much information, too much information? This will be discussed in the next article. Please read, respond and subscribe.

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