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A parent's perspective on the Common Core [Letter]
I read with interest the recent piece on the Common Core standards written by Queen Anne's County Teacher of the Year Amanda Ensor ("Common Core standards connect learning to life," Nov. 13). I have two children in the Queen Anne's County public school system (3rd and 1st grades) who are currently working their way through the new curriculum. I found the piece so interesting because it seemed as though this Teacher of the Year is teaching a completely different curriculum than what my two children are learning. Perhaps in Church Hill (we're in Centreville) the Common Core is being taught differently, though I doubt that very seriously. Whatever the case, I've watched my 3rd grader go from being that child who couldn't wait for Monday to arrive so that he could get into school to learn to now dreading the start of the school week.
November 19, 2013