New Standards Require New Teaching

New York Times Magazine

Why do Americans Stink at Math?

Elizabeth Green

 

July 2014

“With the Common Core, teachers are once more being asked to unlearn an old approach and learn an entirely new one, essentially on their own. Training is still weak and infrequent, and principals…remain unprepared to offer support. Textbooks, once again, have received only surface adjustments, despite the shiny Common Core labels that decorate their covers…Left to their own devices, teachers are once again trying to incorporate new ideas into old scripts, often botching them in the process.”