Do you see differences between school now, and school before the Common Core?
“I hear the word scaffold a lot now. I feel like kids who understand stuff...get a lot less help. But now the kids who don’t get things as well, they get totally different worksheets and help sheets to do the same skills I’m doing.”Ravitch, Santorum, and Abbott should listen less to political lobbyists and more to teachers and schoolchildren..
“Personally, I’m always asking for help, and teachers still help me, so it’s not that different for me.”
“In English class, she would stand over us in ninth grade and tell us every step of what to do. Now [our teacher] doesn’t really hold our hand as much; he lets us experience stuff.”
“The amount of independence afforded to us is staggering.”
“I don’t think the way we’re taught is that different. Teachers still teach kind of the same – they give the basic idea and then if students have questions, they help. Students more on the recluse side get called on a lot more now.”
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