N.Y. Teachers Say They Don’t Feel Prepared to Teach Common Core Before April Exams

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Teachers across the city do not feel adequately trained to prepare students for upcoming state exams aligned with new, more rigorous standards called Common Core, according to a survey conducted last month by the United Federation of Teachers.

Out of roughly 7,000 teachers questioned, nearly 80% said they have not received curriculum to teach the complex material, and about half said they had not received training.

Walter Rendon, a teacher at Public School 24 in Riverdale, said adjusting his curriculum four months before exams is difficult.

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