READ THIS POST! It was written by a very intelligent young woman.
This is something I’m passionate about. Very passionate about.
A few weeks ago, I was having a discussion with my AP English teacher about a passage in one of our weekly practice test sessions, (more specifically I asked “who picks these God awful passages for us to read?”)when she, in a rather disgruntled tone, mentioned something about how ‘Common Core’ would only make it all worse. Intrigued, I went home and did some research. Wikipedia gave me this; common core is an education initiative that deals with what K-12 students in the United States should know at the end of each grade, and ultimately, the end of high school. It is sponsored by the NGA (National Governors Association) and the CCSSO (Council of Chief State School Officers) and it “seeks to establish consistent education standards as well as ensure graduates are ready to enter the workforce.” After further research, I…
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