Campaign Question: Do you support the adoption of Common Core national education standards?
The objective of the Common Core State Standards initiative is to establish similar academic standards and comparable tests across all states for students in grades K-12. Joe Biden, a democratic presidential candidate, supports the idea of Common Core standards, which he states, “The reason No Child Left Behind was left behind, the money was left behind, we didn't fund it." Biden helped establish the National Education Standards and Improvement Council to set student achievement goals and improve academic quality standards. Ben Carson and Bernie Sanders' similar their answer; No, teach to each student's potential instead of uniform testing. Many other candidate’s, democratic, or republican, do not support the adaptation to Common Core standards, referring to, the need of children’s education, learning at their specific manner.
Although some candidates do not support the educational standards of Common Core, other candidates do. For example, candidates like Hillary Clinton and Lincoln Chafee agree with the adoption of Common Core Educational Standards. Hillary herself states her opinion of the Common Core Standard; ”So Iowa has had a testing system based on a core curriculum for a really long time, and you see the value of it. You understand why that helps you organize your whole education system. And a lot of states, unfortunately, haven’t had that, and so don’t understand the value of a core in this sense a common core…” Hillary claims that its the organization that we need, and common core will provide it.Common Core provides organization for students and keeps the states aligning as one.
I do not support the idea and/or concept of the Common Core Educational Standards. The Common Core Standards are a watered down version of my state’s current education stand. These standards simplify for all children to move on at same speed, same standards, as for some people, they have lower support for educational awareness, the need to learn differently, may as well slower or faster. Children should move at their desired pace, not to be left behind, or in some cases, wait on children to succeed to their potential level. To sum up my opinion, every child should learn the same prospects of the subject, not all at the same time, but gradually until they succeed their stand and achieve at, or above grade level. I would like to be on Ms.Young’s campaign website because it would prove the importance of Common Core and if other people do or do not support it.