Apparently the newest Common Core decision puzzles teachers in Arizona. Recently the Arizona Board of Education decided to separate from the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, also known as Common Core. This decision has left teachers and administrators from the area with a lot of questions which have no answers yet.
A spokeswoman from the Flagstaff Unified School District told press that they are unsure of how things will develop. They know for a fact that the standards of education are about to change and new ones will be adopted, but they don’t yet know how and when.
Until the state decides what they are going to do the district will just have to wait and see what is going to happen. For the time being Common Core will remain in place. The board that took this decision has yet to announce a date when the new standards will be put into motion.
Apparently Common Core was a huge improvement compared to how things used to be. This is why a lot of teachers from the state are seriously wondering why they are changing things up now. A lot of them agree that this is mainly a political stunt. Some of them also added that education and politics should never mix because nothing good will ever come out of it.
Diane Douglas who holds the function of State Superintendent for Public Instruction said that her main goal is to split Arizona from the Common Core standards. She wants to see other programs instated into education. These would include more advanced math classes like calculus and trigonometry as well as improved standards for a foreign language.
While these new standards might actually be an improvement in the long run, a lot of teachers are still unhappy with this decision. After spending time learning and adapting to the Common Core style of education, now they are going to have to start from scratch.
A change like this would make people working in any industry upset. The fact that we are talking about the education of our children makes it even more worrisome. While those new standards might be better for students it will still take time for school boards and teachers to grow accustomed to them.
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