I will hopefully be homeschooling DS starting in the fall, and maybe DD too. So I've just started to hear about this Common Core thing. I consider myself to be a pretty smart person but I don't get what it is exactly and how it affects students in public school. Could someone explain it to me in simple terms please?
DS Elijah Xin 3/11/05
DD Evangeline Mei 8/24/06
Re: What is Common Core?
It's an effort to fix a failing system by teaching even more to the test...
Inappropriate literature for upper grades that are considered "exemplary texts"
GSx1 - 05/13/2013
GSx2 for T&B - EDD 6/21/2015 - They're having a GIRL!
However, the way the main curriculum that is being sold and pushed is what everyone has a problem with (trust me teachers have a hard time with it to). I believe they are trying to get kids to develop critical thinking skills and understand why and how to do a math problem, comprehend what they are reading etc.
It can be frustrating though (esp. math) - my son is ahead in school and find it annoying that not only can he do the math problem in his head very quickly, but he still has to explain how the problem is solved and draw something that illustrates it (or make a word problem / word sentence / write it in a different way).
Like all things it has it's pros and cons