Lowville School Hosts Common Core Forum
As the debate over the newly implemented Common Core standards continues many concerned parents are taking advantage of local forums that allow them to express their concerns.
The latest meeting happened tonight in Lowville where parents and educators shared their fears about the common core.
The overall feeling is that common core treats children like statistics instead of people. Parents are worried that their children are no more than data for the education system.
Another large concern is the increase of standardized testing for younger students.
Parents feel that younger students are only harmed by the stress of more testing. Others agree the added testing that comes with common core takes precious time away from teachers, resulting in less time for students to learn the subjects they will be tested on.
Rome Teacher’s Association President Rob Wood says the additional stress added causes more harm than good, and it is beginning to affect teacher morale, which the students can pick up on.
Assemblyman Marc Butler said that he feels it is obvious that common core was implemented too quickly and he will make a full report to Albany when the forums are completed.