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NC DPI Conducting A Common Core Rebrand

In April, NC DPI tipped their hand to these changes at the monthly State Board of Education meeting.  At that meeting, it became clear that the work of the Academic Standards Review Commission’s (ASRC) math group was being utilized in some manner. [Read: ICYMI – NC’s Dept Of Public Instruction Takes ASRC Recommendations As Their Own]

Yesterday, the NC Department of Public Instruction (NC DPI) held a press conference about coming changes to Common Core math at the high school level.

WUNC reports that DPI is going to keep most of the high school math (Integrated math; Math I, II, III) the same and that teachers want this:

Many teachers have struggled with the new sequence, but State Superintendent June Atkinson says teacher feedback shows most support it.

“I wouldn’t say we have 100 percent, but most of our teachers want us to stay on the course of Math I, II and III,” she said.

That is the opposite of what the ASRC found. The ASRC, over the course of 15 months, found that the majority of the math teachers that hey spoke to did not want to keep the Integrated math. [Read: ASRC Math Workgroup Minority Report]

The current Common Core math was cumbersome, confusing and the progression made little sense. These sentiments were echoed by Dr. James Milgram, the only mathematician on the Common Core Validation committee, when he testified to the ASRC last year.

Superintendent Atkinson has been a vigilant Common Core cheerleader. She’s arguably defended these standards as if they were her own children.

Atkinson has also stated in the past that Common Core cannot be altered or changed, but instead only additional content can be incorporated;  up to a 15% threshold.  Atkinson has said for the past few years  that the Common Core standards are ‘clear and concise’.

Yesterday, she changed her tune.

News and Observer reported; emphasis added:

In a news conference, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson said the State Board faces competing forces: one that wants the pace to pick up and another that wants it slower. A representative from Wake County schools said the district has been anticipating the changes and would be ready by July, when students in year-round schools begin class.

Atkinson said the changes make the standards coherent, make them “flow,” order them from simple to complex, and add clarity.

Add clarity? Make them “flow”? How about make them GO?  

Atkinson also made a comment at yesterday’s press conference indicating that DPI had done a ‘comparison with Minnesota math standards’.  Download and view this hand out.

This was an amazing statement, given that DPI and various vocal pro-Common Core groups screamed at the top of their lungs about the idea of using Minnesota math standards as suggested by the ASRC math workgroup. In fact, it was the Minnesota standards suggestion that led to the disgusting assault by certain commission members on the leader of the math team at the final commission meeting.

Now DPI wants public comment on their proposals via a survey, which will be open until May 20th.  The proposed changes are in the following documents:

In an email announcement from DPI, they said these changes could possibly be voted on at the State Board of Education meeting in June.


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This article was posted in Blog, News by LadyLiberty1885 - A.P. DIllon on May 5, 2016 at 10:25 am.

Comments (3)

  • 1ST…This Quote
    WUNC reports that DPI is going to keep most of the high school math (Integrated math; Math I, II, III) the same and that teachers want this:
    FALSE……MOST TEACHERS DO NOT WANT THIS

    Many teachers have struggled with the new sequence, but State Superintendent June Atkinson says teacher feedback shows most support it.
    FALSE……FALSE…….FALSE…

    “I wouldn’t say we have 100 percent, but most of our teachers want us to stay on the course of Math I, II and III,” she said.
    FALSE….FALSE…FALSE………How can this politician arrive at this conclusion???????

    That is the opposite of what the ASRC found. The ASRC, over the course of 15 months, found that the majority of the math teachers that hey spoke to did not want to keep the Integrated math. [Read: ASRC Math Workgroup Minority Report]
    TRUE…TRUE…TRUE…TRUE…TRUE..TRUE….TRUE…

    The students of the Common Core have been used a guinea pigs for 4 years. They will be entering college with the worst skills known to mankind… and all because a former business teacher who has no business Mandating the most chaotic MATH curriculum known to mankind..
    Making her decisions based on a book company and not the expertise of the Math Professor….

    FINALLY…THEY THROW OUT THESE PROPOSED CHANGES ON MAY 2 AND WANT A RESPONSE BY MAY 20???????
    They also expect parents to read the above and comment when they used WORDY WORDS…and zero examples.???
    They expect math teachers who have proms….weddings…graduations…Saturday School end of course test review sessions……and ..tons and tons of activities this time of the year to give up 18 days of their lives to evaluate these proposals…???????????

    November can not come soon enough….

    M
    M May 14, 2016 at 6:52
  • The only reason any teacher would want this to remain is because….now…after 4 years of torment and searching the entire internet for material to go with the chaotic curriculum….they have somewhat of an outline developed…Still no book..still so chaotic
    EXAMP,LE..
    If you use an old but Great Alg II Book and an old but Great Geometry Book…to attempt to teach Math II.
    This is the way it goes……
    Quarter1-Alg 2 Book-I am not listing the topics..when you see handout you have to go to the internet or another book somewhere to find the topic
    This is real folks
    Quarter 1-Unit 1-Algebra 2 Book
    CH 9-4
    Handout
    CH-3-1
    CH3-2
    Quarter 1-Unit-2-ALG-2-BOOK
    CH 2-6
    Handout-Internet
    Handout-”
    ch-3-3
    ch-3-4
    Quarter-2- Unit-3-ALG-2-BOOK
    CH 5-7
    CH 5-5
    CH 5-8
    CH 5-2
    CH 5-4
    Quarter 3-ALG-2-BOOK
    CH-2-1
    CH-6-1
    CH-6-2
    CH-6-6
    CH-6-5
    CH-10-1
    CH-10-2
    Quarter 4-UNIT-5-GEOMETRY BOOK
    HAND-OUTS–HAND-OUTS and HAND-OUTS-(not in book)
    CH-7-1
    CH-7-2
    CH-7-3
    CH-7-4
    HANDOUTS-INTERNET
    Quarter-4-Unit-6-GEOMETRY BOOK
    CH-4-2
    CH-4-4
    CH-8-7
    CH-11-2-and tons from the Internet
    CH-10-6
    Internet-if you are lucky , you will find at least one problem
    Internet-Best of Luck with this topic-especially if you do not have access to a computer lab and if you have one working outdated computer in the class
    Quarter-4-Unit-7-GEOMETRY-BOOK
    CH-9-5
    CH-9-6
    NEXT TOPIC-INTERNET-GOOD LUCK HUNTING
    ALGEBRA 2 BOOK
    CH 13-5
    CH-13-5
    CH-13-6

    M
    M May 14, 2016 at 7:57
  • I FORGOT UNIT 8

    UNIT 8-Probability

    search-search-search-search…It goes all over the place and there is no time to teach it anyway…

    GEEEEEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    M
    M May 14, 2016 at 8:28

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