As reported in the Washington Examiner, the National Education Association is seeing increased opposition to Common Core among its members, though a majority still support the move toward state standards in English and math.
That study found 71 percent of NEA members supported Common Core, while 29 percent were opposed. . . The higher opposition rate may be the result of fear over teacher evaluations.
For more information, see the full story from the Washington Examiner.
In Maryland, The Governor recently signed SB 676 into law. That law will delay using student growth data from new tests to make personnel decisions until at least the 2016-2017 school year.
MACo’s Summer Conference will feature a panel on curriculum issues, including common core, in Maryland. For more information, including registration details, see the MACo website.