Education

Why I Remain Skeptical of the Common Core

Common Core standards and tests are on the way, like it or not. They’re a tsunami of expectations, and we’ve been given cheap umbrellas to prepare for the flood. My greatest concern is summed up by teacher Brian Ford, via Diane Ravitch:

The great mistake and overriding danger to public education is that the Common Core Standards will be linked to high stakes standardized tests, teacher evaluations, and school closings.

Amen.

 
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