The Californian

Common Core, good idea bad execution

An example of a Common Core math problem using new methods designed to teach subtraction through estimation.

Jon Dadgari, Opinions Editor

June 3, 2016

The Common Core system has been surrounded by a cloud of critical discourse ever since its conception. Many argue that the new education program overcomplicates traditional methods of problem solving, while some argue that it provides students with a greater conceptual understanding of that which...

Common core is not right for California

Erica Drake, Staff Writer

December 19, 2012

The state of California has decided to jump on the common core standards bandwagon. Beginning the 2014-15 school year, say goodbye to the old California education standards students are used to and hello to the same standards seen in 45 other states and the District of Columbia. Even though most...