- The Florida Department of Education launched an effort to explain the new Common Core State Standards to citizens with "Standard of the Day" tweets.
- The move is designed to explain the standards and show that they aren't the controversial national curriculum takeover they've been made out to be.
- Wednesday's example, for instance, was a reading standard for second graders, requiring them to ask and answer who, what, where, when, why and how in order to demonstrate their understanding of a reading's key details.
Common Core State Standard of the Day: Grade 2 - Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and... http://t.co/5b2siu9ctZ— FL Dept of Education (@EducationFL) September 4, 2013
From the article:
... The Common Core has been controversial, in part because Tea Party groups oppose the idea of national education benchmarks.
But Florida education officials want people to know that the standards are not a national curriculum. That is, they don't dictate things like which books students should read or what specific topics should be studied. ...