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Concerns Over Common Core State Standards Continue

April 1st, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Less than a quarter of Maryland teachers said they were “very familiar” with the Common Core State Standards when asked about it last fall, according to a survey conducted for the Maryland State Department of Education.  The new standards-based education curriculum was adopted by Maryland in 2010 and was supposed to be fully implemented by the 2013-2014 school year.  The survey found that roughly half of teachers, 55%, said they were “somewhat familiar” with Common Core, while 24% said they were not familiar with the standards at all. State officials tried to put a positive spin on the results but were met with criticism and questions by state Board of Education members. In a recent interview, Allegany County School Superintendent Dr David Cox said despite the concerns being expressed and reservations on the part of some teachers, he endorses the Common Core program…


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