Expert: Common Core Doesn’t Prepare Students For STEM Courses

In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (1/3, Stotsky, Subscription Publication), Sandra Stotsky, a former member of the Common Core Validation Committee, writes that despite the Common Core’s lofty goals related to improved critical thinking skills and elevated standards, the math standards do not prepare students for studying STEM subjects in college. She states that the Common Core math standards intentionally omit a heavy focus on trigonometry and precalculus, noting that a number of states had such standards in the past.