“The Common Core requires a higher level of thinking. It makes students individual thinkers with their own strategies and tools.”
—Elementary School Teacher
Three-quarters (77%) of teachers who teach math and/or English language arts believe the standards will have a positive impact on students’ ability to think critically and use reasoning skills. Only 1% believe the Common Core State Standards will have a negative impact on these skills; 22% do not expect an impact either way or do not know enough to say.
More than half of teachers (57%) in Common Core states say that the Common Core State Standards will be positive overall for most students, with only 8% reporting it will be negative. About one-third (35%) of teachers say that the standards will not make much of a difference.
“Every student will be challenged, no matter where or the income – that excites me.”
—Middle School Teacher