The election and Common Core

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- As part of his first 100 days in office, President-elect Donald Trump said he wants to get rid of Common Core, a set of standards for the school kids throughout the United State and bring education supervision to local communities.

Kenneth Whalum, who served on the Memphis City and Shelby County School Board said he's in favor of Common Core going away.

"It's apples and oranges. You can't implement a standard that will work in New York, it may not work effectively in Memphis. Teachers knew this because they're on the ground with the kids so I've always be suspicious and oppose to it," he told WREG's Kristen Holloway.

Some educators we spoke to are in favor of Common Core because the say it prepares you for the next level.

"It's embedded in the curriculum and to get rid of it means what? Are you going to rewrite the curriculum? What will the standards be? How will they relate to the objects and what will you teach?" asked Keith Williams, the executive director of the Memphis and Shelby County Education Association.

"I think it's doing a disservice to the children. I was a first grade teacher and even as first grade teacher I notice my children learning. For example 8 + 4, if they couldn't remember, they could make 10 + 2, just a different way'," said Meryl Rose.

Rose said some of the standards may need to be tweaked.

"Maybe some teachers said they're not grade appropriate or children need more time, but that's not get rid of all the standards just tweaking some of the standards. Maybe moving them to another grade level."

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