Do they not know that states that have it are trying to get out of it?
by Celeste Busby
Believe it or not, the Virginia School Board Association (VSBA) is encouraging the Virginia Board of Education (VBOE) to adopt Common Core. Have they not paid any attention to the abundance of states that are trying to get out of Common Core? Have they not checked out the complaints from other states like New York where only 33 percent of students passed the end-of-year tests, or like Montgomery County, Maryland where Algebra students and their families had to cancel vacation plans so that that the 80 percent of students that failed algebra could take a mandatory summer school class in algebra in order to pass? Have they not heard that Virginia has already added Common Core content to its Standards of Learning (SOL) and that, especially, in math our students are failing because of the crazy way math is being taught?
Common Core is not the fix for education that is already clearly not working! More