Parents, educators clash over adoption of Common Core standards (+video)

Published: Tuesday, April 23 2013 3:35 p.m. MDT

In an effort to improve our nation's education system and make students prepared for college and careers, a new set of standards is now sweeping across classrooms throughout the United States.

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The Utah State Office of Education sponsored a meeting in Alpine to discuss aspects of the Common Core — a broad framework of educational standards that have been adopted in whole or in part in 45 states.

Comments exchanged between parents, educators and citizens at the meeting became heated at times, as shown in the video on the left.

The Common Core is a framework for setting academic standards nationally. But as U.S. News & World Report published yesterday, “lawmakers in some states hope to halt the transition to the Common Core State Standards, even as school districts across the country are rolling them out.”

Today at 4 p.m., the Deseret News live streamed a USOE sponsored meetings from Davis County’s district office building in Farmington.

An in-depth story on the Common Core is forthcoming. In the meantime, here are some additional news stories, op-eds and letters to the editor about the Common Core Standards.

News Stories

Utah withdraws from Common Core consortium

Lawmakers, educators growing weary of Common Core debate

Full house hears panel's criticisms of Common Core

Utah lawmakers make quick work of Common Core questions

Op-eds

So does the Common Core really matter, anyway?

Another bite at common core science standards

Common Core conspiracies abound in Utah, not based in reality

Common Core resolution is the most laughable bill of 2013

Letters to the Editor

Common Core questions

Common Core troubling

Common Core criticism

Email: mhartvigsen@desnews.com

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