Teaching Standards Under Fire in Missouri Again

(AP) – Proposed new learning standards for Missouri K-12 students are drawing criticism.
Recommended goals for what children should learn in each grade were presented at a State Board of Education meeting Monday.
Lawmakers in 2014 required the state board adopt standards in an attempt to ditch the national Common Core learning guidelines in place.
Suggestions for more engineering and higher-level thinking in secondary science drew praise from educators.
But others criticized learning goals for some subjects as disjointed between grades. An opponent said the proposals were too similar to Common Core, while some questioned the need to move away from Common Core.
A number of Common Core critics blasted the process used to shape the recommendations.
The state board aims to vote on learning goals in March.

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