Pixton Debate: Common Core is Bad
The Common Core State Standards Initiative aims to prepare America’s students for success, by providing “clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.”
Educators, politicians, parents, and students have wide-ranging opinions about Common Core. President-elect Donald Trump has said Common Core “is a very bad thing.” His nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, wants to let “states set their own high standards and finally put an end to the federalized Common Core.”
To stimulate a discussion and gain insight, we’ve created two “debate comics” about Common Core. In this comic we present some of the popular arguments against Common Core.
What’s your take? Use the survey below to record your position, and see where others stand!