This article and the following installments are Guest Posts by a North Carolina Educator.
This is an important look behind the Curtain of Common Core in North Carolina.
The writer is a School Counselor in NC public schools. Part 1 will detail the implementation of Common Core into the School Counselor’s school. Part 2 will detail Technology. Part 3 will be SIS and Part 4 will be testing.
Part 1 – The Implementation of Common Core
In 2011 our county was holding a training. You come in for 2 days over the summer, you get $100 per day, they train a group of you, that group takes the information back to their school.
I signed up, earned $200 and I learned things like:
“It’s the same thing we’ve been doing, it’s just a different name.”
“It’s not a curriculum, it’s a set of standards.”
“It’s more rigorous…