I wanted to be certain that you had an opportunity to make these determinations as thoughtful, informed individuals. Please go to www.corestandards.org to see for yourself.
Some points for you to consider-
1) The CCSS are standards designed to indicate what students should be able to demonstrate, NOT curricula. The curricula is still determined by the local districts.
2) The CCSS are adopted for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math ONLY. Currently, there are no CCSS for Social Studies and there are "Next Generation Science Standards" that have been developed, but we are not assessed on those at this time, nor has it been indicated that we will be assessed on those in the future.
Lastly, I simply want to mention that the above information is not due to the fact that I feel a huge passion for the CCSS but rather out of necessity. That is, we will be held accountable to some form of measure in the State as a result of our ESEA (No Child Left Behind) waiver and the development of our school report cards among other things. Districts State-wide have put in countless hours and spent millions of dollars to begin to implement these standards to ensure that we are adequately positioned for the upcoming "next generation assessment" in 2014-2015. Now is not the time to again move the target for schools across the State.
Please contact me with questions.
Craig G. Broeren
715-537-5612 ext. 402