Maryland parents protest Common Core State Standards

Baltimore Common Core Protest 11 18 13 Maryland parents protest Common Core State StandardsBALTIMORE – About 50 people gathered and protested in front of the Maryland Department of Education building in Baltimore City on Monday morning, the beginning of American Education Week.

The group says it’s against the Common Core State Standards, new national education standards which were adopted by 45 states, including Maryland.

The protestors represented several counties within the state, including Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Howard, Cecil and others. They expressed their concerns about Common Core and other new education reforms being implemented.

Protesters say that, instead of educators coming up with creative ways to teach, they must now follow a strict national curriculum designed by the federal government.

the Department of Education released a statement saying, “The common core state standards are being implemented in all Maryland public schools this year, increasing academic rigor and better preparing our students for college or career after their graduation from high school…We encourage you to visit a public school in your neighborhood and see the great work taking place.”

Facebook pages and groups protesting the Common Core State Standards already have hundreds, if thousands, of members:

https://www.facebook.com/CatholicSchoolParentsAgainstCommonCore

https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopCCSSinMaryland/permalink/256584447823678/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/StopCCSSinMaryland/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/484284261670485/

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