Common Core means just 15 minutes of science OR social studies per day.
Common Core mandates that a majority of students’ time is dedicated to math and English while leaving little time for science, art, music, and physical education. In some states, like Utah, Common Core means just 15 minutes of science or social studies per day.1 The program is limiting those subjects which allow children to develop their creative energy.2 This is another failing of the “one-size-fits-all” Common Core model that assumes every student learns at the same pace. America’s students are already falling behind their counterparts around the world. The country doesn’t need federal bureaucrats and special interests dictating curriculum—especially lesson plans that undermine the importance of science.3