THE NATIONAL PTA POSITION ON EDUCATION STANDARDS AND COMMON CORE

 

 

The National PTA says this about "standards":

 

National PTA Position on Education Standards

National PTA volunteers have adopted several position statements and resolutions, beginning in 1981, in support of voluntary, clearer, higher academic standards for all students. National PTAís position statement on Education Emphasis covers PTAís position on voluntary standards. Specifically, National PTA:

 

But then they go on to say THIS about Common Core:

 

 

The Common Core State Standards (CCSSI) is a joint effort led by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to develop a common core of K-12 standards in English language arts and Mathematics. Read more about National PTA's position on Education Standards.

The goal initiative is to develop internationally-benchmarked standards that ensure all students are held to consistent expectations that will prepare them for college and career.

More than 45 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoan Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Anchorage, AK School District have adopted the standards.

 

CCSSI Toolkit

Articles of Interest

 

The PTA is trying to fool the public.  Common Core, from the Federal Government, is a curriculum management scheme, and  Governor Perry of Texas, turned down the "opportunity" to put this mess in our schools.  That the PTA supports it should tell anyone everything they need to know about the liberal philosophical leanings of this organization.