California's New Common Core Math Standards

Thursday, March 21, 2013Printer-friendly version

Paul Humphries, chairman of the Silicon Valley Education Foundation board of directors and an executive at Flextronics, and Manny Barbara, SVEF vice president and retired superintendent of the Oak Grove School District,  write in the San Jose Mercury News , "If California is serious about restoring schools to the nation's top ranks and investing in the future workforce, academic preparation and rigor at a younger age need to be part of the equation. While Common Core standards are expected to provide that rigor, they do not preclude exposing students who are ready to Algebra I in eighth grade. Exposing more students raises the academic bar for all." Read the op-ed. 

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