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Common Core: Pushing kids to be smarter or just making them work harder?

Confusing, useless and unnecessary are some of the words used by some students to describe the Common Core education standards implemented three years ago. Two Fresno students share their frustrations that under the new system, 4+4+4+4+4+4= 24 is right but 6+6+6+6=24 is wrong. “Instead of focusing on the fun parts of school like making slime, growing plants and being more sociable in class, all students like my brother worry about is why their right answers are being marked wrong.” Read more at The kNOw.

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This entry was posted on July 11, 2017 by in Print, The kNOw and tagged , .

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