Education expert speaks out about Common Core standards

Education expert speaks out about Common Core standards

SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) - Education expert Dr. Sandra Stotsky spoke about changes she says are needed in Common Core standards in Missouri and Illinois on Tuesday.

Stotsky, who served on the Common Core Validation Committee, met with Sikeston school officials and will be speaking to parents and the public Tuesday night about why she thinks there is a need for changes in Common Core standards.

Stotsky says it is unclear who is in charge for these new goals in Missouri.

Legislatures passed the bill HB1490. The measure would charge groups of educators with developing and implementing new education goals for English, math, science and history by the 2016 academic year.

Stotsky says there are many things wrong with this new measure including missing standards, overall deficits, badly written and unclear standards, and missing components needed for Algebra and Calculus.

Stotsky says parents and the public should know that this is something that local governments should fix instead of letting federal and states pave the way. Stotsky encourages parents to get involved and speak up about what they think is missing in their child's education and ready them for appropriately for college.

Stotsky will give a presentation on Common Core standards on Tuesday at the Miner Convention Center at 7 p.m.

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