Scholastic released a study conducted in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on the Common Core. 20,000 teachers participated in our third wave of Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an era of change.
One finding that struck me was that 57% of teachers surveyed felt the new standards would be positive for most students.
Teachers’ Views on Whether the Common Core State Standards Will Be Positive, Negative or Will Not Make Much of a Difference for Most Students
Base: Teach in a CCSS Adoption State
That said 73% of teachers agreed that implementing the common core is going to be challenging.
Agreement with Statement: I believe implementing the Common Core State Standards is challenging or is going to be challenging
Base: Teach in a CCSS Adoption State and Teach Math, ELA, Science and/or Social Studies
So tell me what you think? Do you concur that implementing the common core will be challenging? If yes, please share where you think the challenges lie. We may have heard from 20,000 teachers but I’d like to hear from you.