New state education standards get mixed reviews

Photo courtesy of Arthur Koch/Flickr
Photo courtesy of Arthur Koch/Flickr

Proposed learning standards drafted to replace Common Core standards for math, science, English and social studies are being both praised and denounced.

On October 1, representatives of the work groups that spent more than a year putting the new standards together submitted their recommendations to the State Board of Education.

Those critical of the new standards said that the standards are disjointed and too much like Common Core, which a 2014 bill passed by legislators says can no longer be used in Missouri. Others criticized the result

Proponents of the standards says the recommendations are designed to make students more active learners, rather than just memorizing rote facts.

The State Board of Education will decide in March whether to approve the recommendations.

Read more from Missourinet and St. Louis Public Radio


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