Vose: No Planned Protests Against Common Core

Vose: No Planned Protests Against Common Core


Sangamon County Regional Superintendent Jeff Vose doesn’t expect widespread protests against Common Core around here, but he does worry about a couple of its provisions.

“What I’ve heard from Sangamon County school districts is all these tests are supposed to be taken online, not paper and pencil anymore,” he says. “The big concern in Sangamon County is that we don’t have the capacity.”

Vose was responding to the decision this week from the Chicago Teachers Union to oppose Common Core Standards, which Vose says could pose more challenges. For example, some teachers don’t like that 30 percent of their evaluations could be based on those tests.

Vose says the development of Common Core standards are misunderstood — as state superintendents from around the country developed it, not the federal government.

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