As the 2014-2015 school year begins, please read and consider this tale of two students. Often times in the news, you will read that those opposed to ‘Common Core’ or ‘high-stakes testing’ are sharing incorrect information or are ‘mis-guided’ or ‘mis-informed’. However I have personally met the author of this tale and can vouch for the two students it tells of.
Proponents of Common Core State Standards and the New York tests associated with them try to convince us they are necessary. They say the standards make students college and career ready, and the New York tests provide an accurate measure of progress. At each stage of the game, we can look at a student’s test score and be able to tell if that student is on track to be ready for college or career when s/he reaches 12th grade. But our tale of two students tells another story.
Continue the story here.
If you would like to get the real facts about Common Core, high-stakes testing and more, join Kingston Action For Education as we host Dr. Peg Luksik for the Common Core – Fact Forum this Sunday September 7, 2014 6:30pm at Saint James United Methodist Church. See the flyer below for details and to RSVP.