Common Core is a set of learning standards that encourage critical thinking, designed for students from kindergarten through grade 12. Sounds simple, but controversy has followed it into school board meetings and school districts across the nation. The right wing fears the standards are a “government takeover”. The left wing fears that testing will overtake learning.
On Wed, March 5, at 7, Gettysburg Area Democracy for America will present facts about Common Core, and consider all sides of these standards. We’ll listen to Carrie Soliday, a Pennsylvania-certified educator, is a Professional Development Specialist for the Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12.
Come to Valentine Hall at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg, room 206 at 7PM. If you want to get ahead of the class, you can read more about common core at http://www.corestandards.org/.