by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
As you may know, North Carolina has adopted the Common Core State Standards in English and math.
Implementation of the Common Core Standards has been challenging for administrators and instructional staff. To make matters worse, all certified public school teachers will be required to complete a four-phase “Common Core Certification Program.” Rather than focusing on their students, teachers will have to dedicate time to completing an online course in Common Coremanship, I suppose.