In a recent survey, William Schmidt, a University Distinguished Professor of education at Michigan State University, found some good news and bad news for supporters of the Common Core State Standards. The good news was that the vast majority of teachers have read the Standards and nearly all like them. The bad news was that about 80 percent of mathematics teachers said the Standards were “pretty much the same” as their current state standards.
Those teachers might want to take a closer look. While the Common Core State Standards share many features and concepts with existing standards, the new standards also represent a substantial departure from current practice in a number of respects. Here are nine important differences: <Find out what those nine areas are.>
You might also enjoy these links relating to Common Core:
Final Version of Common Core Standards Unveiled (via Education Week).
How Much Will The Common Core Cost? (via Education Week).
Higher Ed Assesses Training of Teachers for Common Core (via Education Week).