Common Core for Parents: The Good, the bad, the ugly

The next astronaut? Engineer? CEO? Hollywood actor? President of the United States? You dream the world for your child and see a future without limits. All parents want the best for their children. You want all of the skills and values that you have instilled in them at home to be reflected in the rigor of the school where you send them no matter where you live.

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a way to show what every child is expected to learn from kindergarten to 12th grade. Common Core makes sure that learning outcomes are consistent from state to state and that your child is ready for a steady path towards success.

All schools welcome parents as partners to support strong academic environments in and out of the classroom. Think of Common Core as a general roadmap of assessment goals that teachers focus on to make sure your child is prepared for the many future careers you have in store for them.

Common Core can also help parents with:
  • Transparency: You’re a regular at parent/teacher night, a homework hawk, and have your child’s teachers on speed dial. Common Core State Standards help parents to see with clarity exactly what their kids are trying to accomplish in class, each step of the way.
  • Extra Support: Still want to set-up boot camp in the cafeteria between classes? No need. Through the CCSS (http://www.corecommonstandards.com). You may order supplementary materials to review, practice, and reinforce any of the work toward those Standards your child may need help with in the comfort of your own home.

    You will also find valuable information on Common Core and Parents through the website (www.corestandards.org).

  • Peace of Mind: Well, almost. You may not rest on the academic front until your child is college-bound, safe and sound. At least Common Core allows you to gauge your child‘s performance along the way. Nothing can replace a parent’s intuition, a parent’s duty to encourage above-average performance. 45 states are giving it the best they’ve got in the form of measurable standards that give parents optimum information on where their kids stand on the academic playing field.

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