Baltimore County Teachers Share Frustration Over Common Core

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore County teachers shared their frustration over the fast pace of state-mandated education changes, including common core, with their Superintendent, Dr. Dallas Dance at a town hall meeting last week.  More than 100 teachers attended the meeting, according to the Sun.

Teachers, some in tears and some angry, said the first year of the county’s introduction of its new curriculum tied to the Common Core had significant problems that have yet to be addressed.

The Sun provided background on the common core implementation in Baltimore County,

Each school district has been writing its own curriculum to go with the standards. But Baltimore County’s rollout of its curriculum has been particularly troubled, and the Teachers Association of Baltimore County filed a grievance last month, saying teachers had been working long hours and had not been supplied with the curriculum and materials in time to do their jobs.

For more information, see the full story from the Baltimore Sun and our previous posts on Conduit Street:

Education Forum Draws Comments on Common Core, Pre-K

Common Core Forums for Parents and Students

Split of Opinion on Common Core Implementation

Standardized Test Scores Drop As Maryland Adopts Common Core Curriculum