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Cliff Mass Weather Blog: Common Core Math Standards: Worse for Our Kids and Millions of Dollars Wasted?

Posted by sprague on January 3, 2011

Cliff Mass Weather Blog: Common Core Math Standards: Worse for Our Kids and Millions of Dollars Wasted?: ” CLIFF MASS WEATHER BLOG THIS BLOG PROVIDES MY LATEST FORECAST OR COMMENTS ON CURRENT WEATHER OR OTHER TOPICS SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 2011

Common Core Math Standards: Worse for Our Kids and Millions of Dollars Wasted?

A major decision is going to be made by this legislature—one that will profoundly affect math education in our state and one that could cost the state tens or hundreds of millions of dollars at at a time when budgets are extraordinarily tight. This decision is flying under the radar of most of the media and many politicians.

The decision? Should Washington State adopt the new ‘national’ Common Core math standards produced by the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, giving up our new and highly enhanced math standards adopted in 2008.

This is important, so stay with me.

A little history first. As described in numerous media reports and national studies, the performance of U.S. students in math is lagging that of students in ma”

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Cliff Mass Weather Blog: Common Core Math Standards: Worse for Our Kids and Millions of Dollars Wasted?

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