Kentucky Education & Workforce Secretary Hal Heiner says he wants to address the state’s achievement gap through charter schools, not repealing Common Core.
Kentucky was an earlier adopter of the Common Core State Standards over five years ago. They have seen a widening black-white achievement gap since then.
University of Miami President Donna Shalala penned an op/ed for the Miami Herald claiming that the Common Core can close the achievement gap for girls. She wrote: With Common Core’s more engaging and challenging standards, we can narrow the gender achievement gap that begins early and worsens by eighth grade, particularly for black and Hispanic […]