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By Sharon Stevens Education Reporter

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - There are some major changes on the way for schools across the country, and not everyone is happy about them.

What's being called "Common Core Curriculum" is meant to standardize education. But some say the changes will do more harm than good.

A series of meetings start Thursday night to explain the controversial new curriculum.

There will be changes in how teachers teach English and Math, and that means colleges and universities will have to train future teachers in a different way.

Carole Basile is the dean of education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She says universities will have to adjust some teaching materials for their teaching students.

The Common Core Curriculum will create one set of educational guidelines for kindergarten through 12th grade.

One major change includes the use of the internet.

One example is that students will be asked to apply their knowledge of math to real world situations and demonstrate a deeper understanding of math concepts.

Opponents say common core will nationalize education.