The Common Core State Standards, which promise to make all students college and career ready are way behind the times and will not give our students what they need for their future. At the end of the two-minute video, which I invite you to watch, the competencies that will really make students “college and career ready” are quickly flashed on the screen. Not one of those competencies is a Common Core Standard for English Language Arts.
The competencies are:
- Cultural Awareness
- Problem Solving
- Civic Engagement
We English teachers know how to develop those competencies. Let’s do it. Reject the Common Core.
If you cannot see the video, click here.