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MILLBURY, OH (Toledo News Now) -
The Common Core curriculum is said to be a high-quality academic standard
that school districts across the country can adopt, but Lake Local Schools say
they don't support these standards and want to repeal it.
Lake School Board President Tim Krugh says school officials don't believe
the Common Core is what's best for students, so they've decided to protest it.
They're hoping the state hears their message.
"States adopted it with the incentive of huge dollars coming to the states
at a time during the financial crisis, without the states having any idea what
was in that curriculum," Krugh explained.
He says the board has reviewed the curriculum and sees several problems.
"It leaves out a lot of things that you would expect it to do," he said. "It
puts in things you wouldn't expect to be there, but the bottom line is that it
does not raise the bar, and increase the level of standards. It lowers those
Krugh says one thing that stood out to him was that the testing is done
digitally, as well as much of the teaching. He says not all students learn well
"There's absolutely no flexibility," he said.
The school board wants the district to continue using their old curriculum.
"The curriculum is far from perfect, but it's tried and true and tested
curriculum that works in Ohio, for Ohio schools," Krugh said.
Some parents say they're glad the district is protesting the Common Core
and they agree it wouldn't be best for students.