May 13, 2017/update May 15, 2017
Background information to supplement the next blog – Blog 0206
On May 6, 2017, Donna Garner distributed an article by Dr. Susan Berry, which is also the subject of the next blog (blog 0206). Donna Garner is an invaluable resource. You can email her, asking her to place your email on her distribution list — Wgarner1@hot.rr.com.
If you don’t know much about Common Core, you can learn a lot from Dr. Berry’s article and the video she linked within the article. In the video, Jason Zimba admits Common Core does not prepare students for more than, at best, a non-selective junior college. Jason was a lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
To learn about those people and organizations pushing Common Core,
the History and goals of Common Core – and its status
Go to Links to blogs, that can be found listed at the end of this article. They give some detailed background, history and goals of Common Core. They are good for beginners, as well as for those of us who have studied Common Core for years. They can be a refresher and can offer new information. Continue reading