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State Officials Facing Growing Resistance With Implementation Of Common Core State Standards

December 2nd, 2013 by WCBC Radio

As Maryland moves ahead with school reform and the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, state officials are facing growing resistance among teachers, lawmakers and others who are concerned that too much change is being forced onto schools too soon. The issue in Maryland has become political. In the next legislative session, House Republicans plan to push for the state to withdraw from the Common Core initiative. State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery is being increasingly challenged by teachers and lawmakers about her strong reform push even as Maryland at a time when the system is facing numerous other challenges..  Lowery maintains that while Common Core does present some change, the changes are is not nearly as drastic as many critics have portrayed them…


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