There has been so much discussion about if the Common Core (or, as our legislators in Utah prefer to have it called “Utah’s Core Standards”). Are they developmentally appropriate? Are we expecting too much of our students?
Here’s the thing… we know that American students are achieving below students in other countries. We know that our kids are equally capable. We also know that we have amazing teachers here. (Have you seen Pinterest lately? Our teachers are AMAZING!) So we need to do something to help our kids reach their potential.
So we have to do the best we can to bring ALL children up to speed. There will be a learning curve. And each year, I sincerely hope, it will get easier. We have to hang in there. Together we have to help our kids work towards a brighter tomorrow. It’s not going to be easy, but I firmly believe that it will be worth it!!