Article 7 in the series on Common Core
by Celeste Busby
As one might imagine, a number of teacher opinions exist about Common Core (CC), because in states that have poor standards, Common Core is seen as an improvement. But in other states, some teachers are taking a stance against it, while other teachers are afraid to talk about it for fear of losing their jobs.
In Virginia, teachers likely have not really been aware of it, because national news has stated many times that Virginia was one of the states that opted out. Virginians, in general, don’t believe that Virginia has CC. However, Virginia has added Common Core State Standards (CCSS) content to its Standards of Learning (SOL), and in the case of Virginia’s math standards, the writers of CCSS actually copied some of Virginia’s math standards. More