There is much angst about Common Core Standards (CCS). People disagree about what children should know and be able to do. The new standards focus on learning how to evaluate how well students understand what they read and how well they grasp math concepts. All students are expected to be college and career ready. The arguments have a familiar ring. Students differ. The Florida League of Women Voters asks: Is it fair to have the same high expectations for all students? Is it fair not to? Is this even the correct question?
Some say that the standards are not the problem, the amount of testing required to measure the standards. They argue that testing to evaluate teachers and schools is misguided. How is the Florida legislature responding? Is it possible to find some common ground?