We have been MAP testing around here like crazy the past week, and it got me thinking about the Common Core. Some have already started implementing it at my school and MAP has already integrated Common Core questions. K and 1 started this year; we start next year school-wide.
I have heard mixed reviews. Having not fully implemented it yet, my verdict is still out, but I would love to hear your opinion. One thing I am excited about is that there is now a "national" curriculum, so it allows for collaboration and consistency country-wide.
What are your thoughts? Do you feel it's a good thing, or do you feel it's another initiative that is good in theory, but not so great in practice (my view of NCLB!)?