Education NC reported that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is making changes to Common Core.
— A.P. Dillon – LL1885 (@LadyLiberty1885) April 1, 2016
Funny thing is, the proposed changes look just like what the ASRC’s (Academic Standards Review Commission) math workgroup put forward and Dr. Garland of DPI said as much:
“We have heard from the Standards Commission (Academic Standards Review Commission) that high school math seems to be the area where we needed the most attention,” she said. “The teachers in the field agree that the standards in high school needed clarification and needed to be divided different among the four courses in high school.”
Gee, yet DPI and the cabal of educrats and non-profits made sure the math workgroup’s suggestions were killed dead in the final meeting of the ASRC.
I wouldn’t blame the ASRC members involved in the math for feeling like they’ve been stabbed in the back, because they were.
More from Ed NC:
“Rewrites on K-8 math will begin in October, and the state will start looking at English Language Arts this summer.”
I bet those will look just like what the ASRC put out too, only watered down.
- NC Common Core Commission Math Group Publishes A Minority Report
- NC Common Core Commission Co-Chair Pens Dissent Opinion
For those wanting to have a front row seat as this copy-catting unfolds, the State Board of Education is meeting next week. It looks like the standards will be discussed on the first day.
|* State Board of Education Schedules Spring Planning/Work Session; Monthly Meeting
The State Board of Education will hold its spring planning/work session in addition to its monthly meeting next week, April 5-7, in the First Floor Meeting Room, Watson College of Education, UNC-Wilmington, 970 Reynolds Drive, Wilmington.
Following are summaries of the Board’s planning/work session and monthly meeting agendas. The full agendas and executive summaries are posted online under the Meetings tab. The State Board’s Thursday meeting will be audio streamed for those who can’t attend.
TUESDAY, APRIL 5
Planning and Work Session
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
1 – 2:30 p.m.
2:30 – 3:55 p.m.
3:55 – 5:10 p.m.
5:10 – 5:25 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6
Planning and Work Session continued
9 – 9:15 a.m.
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
1 – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4 p.m.
4 – 4:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, APRIL 7
State Board of Education April Monthly Meeting
8:30 – 8:50 a.m.
8:50 – 9:10 a.m.
9:15 – 9:35 a.m.
Action items: Policies on General Licensure Requirements, Policies on the Beginning Teacher Support Program, Policies on Standards and Criteria for Evaluation of Professional School Employees and Policy Establishing the Teacher Performance Appraisal Process
9:35 – 10:05 a.m.
Action items: Applications from Reform Models, Ignite Charter School’s Request to Amend its Charter, and Kennedy Charter School Review Panel Decision
10: 05 – 10:35 a.m.
Action items: Career and College Ready Report to the General Assembly and Technical Changes to the Recurring Low-Performing Schools Policy
10:35– 10:55 a.m.
Discussion items: Interscholastic Athletic Policy Update and Middle School Athletics Manual Updates
10:55 – 11:10 a.m.
Action item: School Nutrition – Equipment Assistance Grant
11:10 – 11:20 a.m.