Pixton Debate: Common Core is Bad

January 18, 2017

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.

Also see our other comic, outlining the rationale that Common Core is a good thing.

What’s your take? Use the survey below to record your position, and see where others stand!

One thought on “Pixton Debate: Common Core is Bad”

  1. Appreciate both sides of the issue being presented but the facts against Common Core are pedestrian at best. Where they came from and what their unspoken purpose for public education is far more important, in my opinion.

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