By Meg Tully | Maryland Reporter
A survey of 745 Maryland teachers shows that two-thirds of teachers (65 percent) don’t feel prepared to implement the new Common Core curriculum, which was introduced in public schools this fall.
And almost nine out of 10 (88 percent) answered there are still significant challenges to understanding and implementing new evaluation systems that measure progress on teaching Common Core.
The Maryland State Education Association, a teachers union that represents about 70,000 teachers and support staff, surveyed teachers online in May and then followed up last week.
The state is one of many across the country implementing Common Core standards, which were developed to achieve more consistency across the nation. This is the first school year for the new curriculum.