Common Core Confusion: A Guide to Understanding Your Child's Schoolwork
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Opponents believe that a "one-size-fits-all" approach is an overreach by the government and creates a flawed system that impinges on teaching by demanding rigorous standards that don't leave any room for flexibility or creativity in a curriculum. Additionally, many believe the high standards set by Common Core assessments and standardized testing are unrealistic, as evidenced by the high number of students who "fail."
As a bottom line, many opponents think the rush to implement the Common Core Standards overshadowed the need to field-test them to see if they worked in real classrooms with real students, including those with learning difficulties and those who are learning English as a second language.
Additionally, many parents have voiced concern and frustration over the inability to understand "new math" and the Common Core curriculum, or to help their children if they need direction with their homework.