On another post Anonymous wrote:
NEW POST for Parents' FYI:
"Pennsylvania on board with Common Core standards for students."
next school year, public schools in Pennsylvania and in much of the
country will use a more rigorous curriculum aimed at unifying
"The Common Core Standards seek to make
U.S. students more competitive with increasingly proficient students
from other countries."
"These standards emphasize teaching math
more in-depth, and teaching English and language arts through not just
classic books but also historical documents and technical manuals."
"States and school districts can decide specifics."
"Pennsylvania State Board of Education, . . . approved their adoption in 2010.
because the standards are not really in any conflict with standards
that Pennsylvania already has,” said Ron Cowell, president of the
nonprofit Education Policy and Leadership Center in Harrisburg."
Read more: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/3165276-74/standards-education-state#ixzz2GYUaUF9t