Supporter of Common Core Standards urges early implementation
| Feb 09, 2011
Forty-three states have already adopted the new Common Core Standards as part of their application for “Race to the Top” funds. Many states, however, have pushed implementation far down the road because of the huge commitment of time and funds that implementation requires. This is a mistake, says Jack Farrell, retired teacher, teacher researcher, and current president of the school board in Mammoth Lakes, CA.
In an article posted in the The Answer Sheet, an education blog at the Washington Post online, Farrell maintains that the new Common Core Standards are not just another set of high standards--they are the first to focus on how students learn, not just on what they learn. An enthusiastic supporter of the standards, he has done extensive classroom observation as a consultant teacher and maintains a blog and website where he writes about current instructional issues related to the standards. Read his full article at the Washington Post website.