I have some concerns too. I have been researching the CCSS and comparing the standards to that of other countries. To be fair, no other country has the racial, ethnic, or religious diversity like the US. When you take our population into account it is near impossible to find another country with a comparing "apples to apples" concept. That said, the Soviet Union and China both went with common systems that limited thinking creatively. Research shows that China's current work force has difficulty working in multinational companies because of their lack of creative thinking skills.
I am worried that we will be teaching the students what to think and not how to think. I am also worried that the people making these choices are rushing into change without enough research (pros and cons) or information.
I am hopeful and willing to do what is best for my students.
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