Is the new common core math curriculum too rigorous for elementary school students to be accelerated to take middle-school math?
As noted in today's article, most of the Triangle High 5 school districts are reacting to the transition to the common core by holding off on math compacting until middle school. In the Wake County school system, this means no replacement for the eliminated 5th/6th-grade compacted math class and no longer allowing elementary school students to go to a middle school to take math.
It created a mini-stir on PAGE of Wake County's Facebook page last week about rumors of Wake suspending acceleration. Wake is clarifying that this only applies to single-subject acceleration under the new math placement policy.