The Next Generation Science Standards (aka Common Core, but rebranded) will not prepare our students for four-year colleges or STEM careers. Low expectations will not raise our students to greater achievement.
“An audience filled with African American and Hispanic educators got it right away. No one had told them that Common Core’s standards don’t prepare American kids for some of the best jobs in the 21st century—STEM-related jobs. Nor had they been told that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) LEAVE OUT HIGH SCHOOL CHEMISTRY and the LAB-BASED PHYSICS course on the grounds that they constitute “advanced work in the sciences,” and that “students wishing to move into STEM fields should be encouraged to follow their interest with additional coursework” (page 5 of 11 in second section of NGSS “Front Matter”).”
To read more, please click through to the article “Minority Parents Also Opposed to ‘Workforce’ Common Core Curriculum.”