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‘Popp’ quiz about Common Core State Standards

Eisenhower Elementary School second graders Braleigh Holuska-Ringo and David Baumgardner put their heads together as they work on an iPad while Xavier Ehster waits to discuss the problem presented to them by their teacher, Gwen McDonald. Common Core State Standards are designed to help children t...

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Common Core is the newest catch phrase being bandied about by educators. Much is being written about it and much is being discussed. However, like many new ideas, there is much misinformation circulating.
“The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have stirred up some anxiety for many people,” said John Popp, USD 428 curriculum director.
“Assertions that President Obama is trying to take over public schools, that it is a ploy to brainwash our children or that it will attack a child’s belief system are all extreme comments from people who have an incomplete view of the new standards,” he ...

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