Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate?

Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate?:
Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate?


My dear young fellow,’ the Old-Green-Grasshopper said gently, ‘there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.
Roald Dahl, from James and the Giant Peach
We have heard little about Next Generation Science Standards which are being pushed into schools across the country, yet NGSS is from Achieve, Inc. and closely related to Common Core State Standards. It seems odd that parents are suddenly on board the Common Core train.
Yet states are adopting NGSS right under our noses and no one seems to be asking questions. In 2015, Education Week reported that the standards were pushed through with no problem in Arkansas. There was some push back in Kentucky. But mostly NGSS is riding into science classrooms with no opposition.
Also, I thought Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos were against Common Core State Standards, and if that’s true, why aren’t they speaking out against NGSS? Have they forgotten? Do they know anything about NGSS?
Next Generation Science embraces climate change concerns and evolution, but that doesn’t mean it is the perfect program for students. There are many concerns about the standards.
We’re Told Everyone Liked CCSS English Language Arts and Math So Much….
The masters of the NGSS claim there needs to be a new “conceptual framework” and (in reference to the original CCSS) they had an opportunity provided by a movement of multiple states to adopt common standards in mathematics and in Common Core’s Next Generation Science Standards! Where’s the Debate?:


Latest News and Comment from Education

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION

LATEST NEWS AND COMMENT FROM EDUCATION
EduBloggers