Common core brings change, controversy

04/29/2012 | USA Today

The Common Core State Standards aren't due to be fully implemented until 2014, but they're already creating controversy, with critics calling them untested, difficult to implement and, in effect, a national curriculum. Some teachers support the changes. David Riesenfeld, a high-school history teacher in Long Island City, N.Y., said the standards will require students to learn "how to use materials rather than just answer question a, b, c and d."

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