Manchester school debate draws a crowd
The event, sponsored by Cornerstone Policy Research, was presented as an “informational forum” on the Common Core standards.
Proponents of the standards say they arose from a state effort by the National Governors Association and that they are intended to give children a better chance to compete internationally.
The standards have been adopted by 45 states, including New Hampshire. They are opposed by conservatives — who consider them a federal intrusion on local control of education — and members of the political left, who have expressed concern over the standardized tests that come with Common Core.
“You have to understand that Common Core standards are not rigorous,” Stotsky said. “Common Core standards are not internationally benchmarked and do not meet international standards.”
Stotsky said the standards fall short in English and language arts, as well as mathematics, the two areas of focus for Common Core.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Parents share what makes Abigail a special girl - 1
- Abigail's mother speaks of hope on ABC's Good Morning America - 0
- South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies at 95 - 3
- Suicide bomber, gunmen kill 52 in Yemen - 0
- Cases against Keene 'Robin Hooders' dismissed by judge - 10
- Charitable organizations raise money, and lift spirits with Christmas tree sales - 0
- Holiday edition reminder to our readers - 1
- 600 gather for New Horizons soup kitchen, shelter fundraiser - 0
- Conn. school shooting probe ends with gunman's motives unknown - 43
- Propane truck overturns on Bow side street - 0
- NH makes tort reform group's 'Judicial Hellholes' list - 4
- Manchester's O'Neill, Lebanon's Morrill form UNH's 'Granite Wall' - 0
- UPDATE: Stretch of I-293 South, North lanes reopen after propane tanker crashes - 1
- $13m contract recommended for next phase of Nashua parkway - 0
- Couple charged in connection with Exeter burglaries - 0
- Proposed article sets rules for use of temporary signs - 0
- Newsreel: State unemployment stable; Gates Foundation CEO named; generic Viagra out soon - 0
- Leclerc takes second place in men's hockey - 0
Sales of new limited edition ‘Old Man’ liquor bottles will help fund Hall of Flags restoration projectREADER COMMENTS: 0
- Do you like the new University of New Hampshire logo?
- Total Votes: 383