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You are Viewing an Archived IssuePosted: 09/11/13
RCS board supports
keeping Common Core
by CHRIS GRAYRomeo Community Schools is joining other districts in saying they want to maintain national standards for education.
Observer Staff Writer
The Board of Education voted 5-0 on Sept. 3 in support of a resolution that supports staying with Common Core State Standards and asking the state to continue funding assessments for those standards.
"To put us on this journey and pull the rug from underneath us by not supporting the assessments doesn't make sense," said Superintendent Nancy Campbell.
The resolution is a reaction to legislators putting language into the state's educational budget that essentially stops Michigan from taking part in career and college readiness Common Core standards.
Common Core State Standards were educational reforms released in 2010 and emphasize math, reading, writing as well as critical thinking in the hopes of preparing students for college. Campbell said more than 40 states have adopted the standards.
The resolution also supports local districts maintaining control of curriculum, such as with instructional methods and textbooks.
Secretary Joe Fortuna and Trustee Chris Young were not present for the vote.