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Balls Essay

  • Submitted by: nwood913
  • on November 12, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 416 words

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How many people do you know that have moved from another state to Knoxville? One of the problems students face when moving from another state to Tennessee is the fact that their previous state’s curriculum might have been harder, or easier, than what they have to learn here in Tennessee. This causes stress on the students, their parents, and even the teachers that have to catch up the students. Is there a solution? Yes, there is. The Common Core State Standards Initiative, or Common Core for short, is the answer. It is an initiative sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) that promotes an equal curriculum for all the United States and surrounding territories.   [pic]
      Out of the 50 states, only 5 have not yet accepted the standards fully. Although, some states have accepted the standards for certain subjects. For example, Minesota declined the mathmatics standards, but accepted the english and language arts standards. Nebraska and Virginia joined the initiative, but declined the standards. That only leaves Oklahoma, Alaska, and Texas to accept the standards. Out of all the territories, four have accepted the standards; Guam, District of Columbia, American Samoa Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The other two that have yet to adapt the standards are Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
      The curriculum was first announced on June 1, 2009. The initiative's stated purpose is to, "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 standards were released for mathematics and english and language arts on June 2, 2010. A majority of states adopted the standards in the preceding months. Tennessee has been a member since the beginning of the initiative, and continues to teach under the curriculum. Common Core does not step too much farther from where most states already were before...

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