Massachusetts (the nation's highest performing state) is currently phasing in the Common Core, the new national... standards that were adopted by 46 states and the District of Columbia.
In theory, here’s what they’ll do:
- Place a larger emphasis on the writing process and the construction of arguments, even in classes other than English.
- Encourage English teachers to work with science and social studies teachers.
- Force math students to focus on problem-solving instead of concept drills.