The Common Core State Standards demand that teachers get students asking deeper questions and thinking critically in all subjects, Pam Stewart, chancellor of public schools for the Florida Department of Education, said during a recent community forum. "It will create life-long learners because we are no longer making passive learners by the teacher disseminating the information," she said. "We're helping students discover it on their own and be able to answer questions that they never could before."
Fla. education official stresses shift to critical thinking
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