NC Common Core school standards revamp stumbles

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A commission created by North Carolina’s opponents of the Common Core education standards has failed to recommend concrete examples of what should replace it.

The Academic Standards Review Commission on Friday couldn’t agree on proposals to scrap the way math instruction was changed after the Common Core started to show up in classrooms three years ago. Recommendations for how to teach reading and writing say standards should be revised so course work better fits the age of the students being taught.

Commission co-chair Tammy Covil says the panel’s recommendations after work of more than a year amounts to little more than a face lift of the criticized Common Core.

One of the failed proposals would have returned the teaching of high school math to the old sequence of algebra, followed by geometry and more algebra.

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