Good Read: How Teachers Are Trying to Master New Standards
Many teachers still don’t feel prepared to teach new Common Core state standards, but they know they need to get up to speed quickly. State tests will be aligned to the new standards starting next year and many students are expected to fair poorly. One problem for teachers: the standards don’t tell teachers what to teach, instead they lay out what students should be able to do after each grade. That could require a shift in teaching methods and leaves some teachers wondering if this is just another short-lived reform.