Report: High school diplomas don’t support Common Core

By Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor
July 17th, 2013

According to a recent report, many states have yet to practice a critical 21st Century skill: Common sense. The report reveals that although most states have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), their diplomas remain CCSS deficient.

The report, “Out of Sync,” produced by Change the Equation (CTEq) and the National School Boards Association’s Center for Public Education (CPE), found that of the 45 states and the District of Columbia that have voluntarily adopted Common Core, only 11 have aligned their graduation requirements in mathematics with those standards.

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One Response to “Report: High school diplomas don’t support Common Core”

July 17, 2013

For those states that are not completely aligned, how many of them have started alignment at the elementary level and are working up to high school with the children as they progress? This approach makes since since the current high school students would not necessarily have the background in mathematics to pass the current CCSS requirements for graduation.