Common Core State Standards Essay

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Common Core State Standards: Changing the Way We Educate Our Students Ms. Kimberly Edwards City University December 28, 2013 Abstract This paper discusses the historical and social issues in regards to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Forty-five of the fifty states have adopted either part or all of the standards. This paper will attempt to describe how the CCSS were developed and how the Federal Way Public School system is using them. Their mission statement that is located on their website best describes the Common Core State Standards, “The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The…show more content…
Education has come a long way since its inception, but it has a long way yet to go. The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English and math at the end of each grade. The initiative was sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and sought to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two or four-year college programs or enter the workforce. Common Core State Standards were birthed out of a long history of trying to find ways to ensure that states were teaching the same curriculum so that when students had to relocate to other states and districts that they were on the same page as the other students. State legislatures, State Boards of Educations, administrators, and educators wanted to make sure that students had a quality education so that they could compete in a global economy. Because employers were demanding more from high school graduates, the CCSS development team began their focus on mathematic and reading. These areas are the foundation for all other subjects. Being proficient in these subjects would ensure that high school graduates would be successful in pursuing their goals in obtaining a higher education. With better-educated employees, businesses will produce better quality
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