Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Nearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
The District of Columbia school system won’t include students’ standardized test scores in teacher evaluations for the upcoming academic year as it adjusts to new tests that adhere to Common Core academic standards.
Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.
As schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.
The Maryland General Assembly has approved measures to address concerns with the education program known as Common Core.
Maryland senators say the state should wait to use student testing data to make decisions on teachers’ jobs until the Common Core standards are solidly established.
The standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.