Georgia teacher: Common Core Standards overlook the basics

Georgia students are now learning based on standards pegged to the Common Core State Standards, which were developed by the nation’s governors and promoted by the federal government as a way to improve the under-performance of U.S. kids compared to peers around the world.

So how are the standards working out in Georgia classrooms?

An English department chair from Warren County says not very well in language arts.

Among the concerns raised by D’Lee Pollock-Moore, an English teacher and department chair at Warren County High School: There are too many English Language Arts standards for each grade level; there is no logistically feasible way for regular education students to master each standard within the time constraint. And she says Common Core fails to teach students the basics from kindergarten through 12th grade.

To see more of her critique of Common Core and how it is playing out in Georgia classrooms, go to the AJC Get Schooled blog.