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Clearing up some misconceptions about Common Core

  // Sunday, 17 August 2014 12:34 //

The debate over the effect Common Core has on education is likely to be brought up during Arizona's gubernatorial races, but there are some misconceptions about the program.

Basically, Common Core sets an annual expectation for students in English and math. By the end of the school year, they are expected to be at a certain point.

According to Carrie Phillips, the director for Common Core State Standards Council of Chief State School Officers, one of the largest misconceptions about her program is that it forces teachers and school districts to adhere to a certain lesson plan.

"It doesn't tell the teacher, or the school district or the school board what the kid needs to learn on a daily basis to get there," she told Bruce St.

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