Common Core Education Essay

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Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, got together with State education chiefs and governors from 48 states in December of 2008 to create the Common Core curriculum, a set of clear college and career-ready standards for grades K-12 in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. Napolitano’s main goal for setting up the meeting was to improve student’s Math and Reading scores in the U.S. public school system. Today, only 43 states have voluntarily adopted and have worked to implement the standards, which is designed to make sure that students graduating from high school are prepared to take credit introductory courses in two-four year college programs or in the workforce. The Common Core drafting process relied on teachers and standards experts from all across America. The National Education Association (NEA), American Federation of Teachers (AFT), National Council of Teachers of…show more content…
If students are taught similar things in school, they will have to take fewer classes in college. When students go to college and have a different type of education, they may have to take remedial classes through the college to catch up with the more advanced students that took Common Core classes. These remedial classes can be expensive and are easily prevented with common core material. Even if the students that took common core classes are asked to take remedial classes, they may have the option to test out of them because of their broader knowledge of a specific subject due to having more time with a teacher thanks to common core. In conclusion, common core should be required for schools to use in all 50 states because Common core gives the teachers a better understanding of what they need to teach, Common Core saves federal and state education systems money, and Common Core gives students a bigger opportunity to be prepared for college. It is already used in 48 states, so why not all of
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