How bad were the Next Generation Science Standards? So bad that the Fordham Institute which loved the Common Core couldn’t give these standard better than a C. A race to mediocrity in which Kansas crossed the finish line. Here are five of the “significant flaws” as defined by Fordham: Much essential content was omitted. The […]
The Kansas Board of Education met on June 11th with a packed room at the Kansas Department of Education building in Topeka, KS. Walt Chappell reported standing room only where people had to stand along the walls and in the hallway to watch a TV monitor. He wrote to me in an email: We had […]
J. Wilson created a side by side comparison of some aspects of the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards. I think it’s a helpful tool and he gave me permission to share it here. They are not all the same and I have found that […]
One of the arguments behind having centralized national standards, such as the Common Core State Standards or Next Generation Science Standards, is the argument that kids who move from say Washington State should have the same standards if they move to Iowa. Since our culture has become more mobile it seems like a compelling argument. […]
I’ve already written about the problems inherent with the Next Generation Science Standards based on a couple of review that had been published. The Los Angeles Times published a story confirming that the Next Generation Science Standards which have just been released will “delve more deeply” into climate change. For the first time, the proposed […]
With the Next Generation Science Standards projected to be completed in March of 2013 two reviews point out serious problems with the content of the standards, not to mention the process.