My Common Core Standards

I was perusing the SC Common Core Standards and I was shocked to see that they were set up exactly like the SC State Standards with a standard and then indicators that fall under those standards.

Maybe the Common Core Standards only have two subject areas and maybe there are less overall or they span more grade levels, but it seems to me that this is just more of the same standardization of classrooms and teaching.

What if we zoomed out and only allowed ourselves two take aways that we wanted all students to be able to do confidently.

Mine would be:

Read critically.


What would yours be?