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CCSD takes public comment about Common Core Education

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Opponents say the Federal Common Core Education can slow down the learning process for children inside the classroom and gives educators and administrators less control at the local level.

South Carolina adopted the K-12 education standards in math, reading and language arts. The standards outline what students should know at every grade level and will be fully implemented by 2015.

Common Core breaks away from requiring students to understand a long applied set of rules on learning and heads toward allowing students to think critically and in-depth. Common Core asks students to support claims with evidence not just simple answers.

 But while it is already in motion in South Carolina, some want it repealed. GOP party Chairman John Steinberger says the federal government is getting too involved with local schools.

"We feel like we should have control over our own education system here in Charleston County and not follow a one size fits all prescription by the federal government. We need to challenge our best and brightest and set the bar higher than what this does."

While across the state some critics are speaking out about the plan adopted by the school districts, educators are not as quick to set the Common Core idea aside.

 Cameallia Harris from C.E. Williams Middle school said it's a new way learning, through a new way of thinking. "It's more about the processes, it's not these facts and then you learn this. It is how you go about finding information and this is how you go about finding evidence."

 For those who want to repeal the plan there is legislation, Bill S-300 is set to be discussed at the Statehouse in January.  But it may be difficult to turn around, because the wheels have already been set in motion with Common Core growing new roots inside many districts across the State.

 

 

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