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Don’t trust the professional Common Core opponents

New Hampshire’s Common Core opponents are trying to build a credible debate in the State on the back of some pretty shaky claims by anti-Common Core advocates who are barnstorming the country whipping up the locals.

Really, the whole my-expert-vs-your-expert thing is unnecessary.  Just read the standards.  Mark what you don’t want your child to learn.  You won’t see much.  And any district that wants to improve on the new standards is free to do it.

But you can also talk to your local educators experienced in the new standards.  The real work of developing new curricula and lesson plans is going on locally.  There is wide agreement that all this additional work is worth it.  Teachers see the benefits in the classroom immediately. (more…)