On September 11, 2013, Education Secretary Skandera discussed the state of education in New Mexico and the Common Core Standards initiative.
Her staff provided 3 handouts about the Common Core standards, which are posted here for your information and use. (All linked files are PDFs and open in new windows.)
“Why the Common Core in New Mexico?“
Presentation on the Common Core and rationale for its use in New Mexico
“Common Core and PARCC Talking Points“
1-page listing of the “talking points” on the standards, the process, and professional development
“Fact Sheet-Common Misunderstandings CCSS“
Various criticisms about the Common Core and the Public Education Department’s responses