Letters to the Editor

September 2, 2014

Common Core: who is it for?

Re "We all have to pitch in to make Common Core work" (Viewpoints, Sept. 2): The two teacher advocates lay out Common Core with the following statements: it has fewer standards, teachers will be required to talk less while students will talk more to each other, there will be less material to cover, while the state will add $1.25 billion in additional spending, all while delaying new assessments.

Finally, I noticed that every time they listed who would benefit from this new teaching method, they always listed teachers first and students last. I was just wondering, if this new system was developed to please teachers and their union or to make our students better prepared for being productive members of society? Hard to tell.

-- Stephen Kuhlke, Roseville

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