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Plainville Parents Protest Curriculum Frameworks

Plainville parents expressed concern over the new federal Common Core curriculum frameworks to School Committee officials at Tuesday's meeting.

According to Sun Chronicle, they are worried about its costs and the impact it will have on the already high educational standards that Massachusetts has. They also wish to know more about the changes.

School officials said they believe the new curriculum will raise educational standards, be more rigorous than the current curriculum and better prepare children for college and work. Superintendent David Raiche noted the new curriculum will not cost the town anything more since the schools set aside money for curriculum development.

Massachusetts adopted the Common Core because even though it is No. 1 in education, colleges were reporting that too many students need to take remedial courses when they get out of high school, he said.

The School Committee will schedule a forum for parents to learn more about the frameworks.

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