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Parents and educations share concerns about Common Core at state Education Board meeting

Date: October 27, 2014
By: Nicole Shaddy
State Capitol Bureau

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The Missouri Board of Education heard an earful from distressed parents and educators at a public comment hearing.
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Wrap: Parents and educators at the meeting about changes in Missouri education spoke out in opposition to standardized education.

One parent of a child in the Missouri public school system asked the Education Department to look at standards other than nationalized Common Core.

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Description: "I beg you, consider non-common core standards when you're considering all of the common core standards that are clearly going to be put back in front of you and I beg you to reconsider this rigorous testing that is destroying children across the state of Missouri."

The state is required to create new public education standards after House Bill 1490 passed during the legislative session.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy. 

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At a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education public hearing Monday, educators and other stakeholders spoke against common core.
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Wrap: Educators, parents and other Missouri residents asked the state to look at other education standards than national Common Core when making decisions about Missouri education.

Ron Staggs is the grandparent of children in the Missouri public education system, and said that Missouri education is deteriorating.

 

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Description: "Missouri students deserve better. They deserve the best standards available, and the standards should not be bought and paid for by individuals and corporations whose only interest is a piece of the education expenditure pie."

The state is required to create new public education standards after House Bill 1490 passed during the legislative session.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy.

Intro: 
Educators and other Missouri stakeholders raised concerns about common core during a Department of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting Monday.
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Wrap: Teachers and parents across Missouri voiced opposition to proposed changes in public education that would adopt national Common Core standards.

But St. Louis resident Robert Miller said nationalized education standards would best prepare students for college readiness exams like the ACT and beyond.

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Description: "I don't care what they do about social studies and local politics or anything of that sort. But I feel that language arts and mathematics needs to be on a national basis."

The state is required to create new public education standards after House Bill 1490 passed during the legislative session.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Nicole Shaddy.

 


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