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Consistent class standards a must in Michigan

Macomb Daily

Despite additional work for educators implementing Common Core standards, most teachers are confident that high standard benefit students. According to a recent report, “73% of teachers reported they have embraced the new standards ‘quite a bit’ or ‘fully.’ More than two thirds of principals believe that the new standards will lead to improved student learning.” Teacher Mike Lerchenfeldt goes on to say that “the recent adoption of the CCSS in Michigan is commendable; implementing them in our schools will only benefit us as a society.” Ultimately, he argues that “Michigan needs consistent standards that will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students. The CCSS is focused on ensuring that students graduate career and college ready.”

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