Literacy teacher and author, Jessica Cuthbertson, explains to educators that the Common Core liberates teachers and offers guidance in the EdNews Colorado article, “Voices: ‘And’ vs. ‘or’ in the Common Core.” Cuthbertson emphasizes that that the Common Core is not a national curriculum and does not limit teachers or teaching. “The Common Core should maximize, not minimize, what and how we teach. We need to make decisions that serve the students in front of us. By doing so, our work will align with the ‘robust and relevant’ guidance provided in the standards.”
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