Study: Common Core Disserves Math, Science Students

Common Core standards do not prepare students of math and sciences adequately for college, despite their claim to be “aligned with college and careerexpectations,” a new study on the standards reveals.

The highest-level math class required for students under the Common Core is a partial algebra II course, which is insufficient preparation for complex university level courses, the Pioneer Institute study “The Revenge of K-12” reports. The study was conducted by Richard Phelps, founder of the Nonpartisan Education Review, and James Milgram, an emeritus professor of mathematics at Stanford University.

The lower standards mean fewer high school graduates will be qualified to take upper-level mathematics and science courses in college, according to the study.

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