Question: So many people I know are upset about Common Core. They think every teacher will now be forced to teach the same content. Is this true? -- Wondering
Answer: That is definitely a misconception. What must be the same in Common Core is the final results. The standardization comes in the end results. The knowledge and skills mastered must be the same. Thus for Common Core to raise student achievement, the curriculum must be tied closely to each standard. The teacher can individually select how to teach the material in order to obtain the desired final results.