Compare and Contrast Articles
By: Kallie Brewer and Trey Hillman
How do the authors utilize statistics to demonstrate teacher and general approval of Common Core?
What is unique about author one’s approach vs. author two’s approach?
What data does the first author include to support her claim? What data does the second author include to support her claim?
In article one the author used surveys as support to show how less people are supporting Common Core. “Less than half of Americans (49 percent) and only 40 percent of teachers now say they support Common Core State Standards (CCSS).” “Public support has dropped 16 percent since 2013, when 65 percent of Americans were in favor of the Common Core standards, according to the ninth annual Education Next poll released Tuesday.” “In 2013, 76 percent of teachers said they were in favor of the Common Core. In the new survey, only 40 percent say the favor Common Core--representing a 36-point drop in two years” “The poll…” In article two the author used researches done from other places. “New studies…” “ In the first, a Harvard research team led by Thomas Kane surveyed a representative sample of teachers and principals in five Common Core states about implementation strategies.” “The research team then related the survey results”