Fox Illinois reported earlier this month that only 37 percent of 3rd-8th graders in Illinois passed the PARCC’s reading and writing assessment. With the poor quality of the Common Core State Standards, it should not be a surprise.
Denis Ian: The Common Core reformers …. from the start … were hesitant and spineless. Supposedly daring reformers dared not look at this issue of school performance through the lenses of race and economics.
Denis Ian: Your own schools … the ones you actually own … will be the investment oases of this new century … with a renewable stream of your own tax dollars until … until we all come to our senses. Or go broke.
What the Nation’s Report Card doesn’t report about the 2017 NAEP results is that it shows stagnation after years of having Common Core math and ELA standards in the classroom.
South Dakota Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard said, “Common Core standards in South Dakota are officially gone.” That is a misleading statement at best.
Nicholas Tampio: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos called the education standards known as the Common Core a “disaster” and proclaimed: “At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead.” The reality, however, is that the Common Core is still very much alive.
John Walker: California education policy is an unmitigated disaster, and when it’s over the blame will rest in the hands of the SBE led by Michael Kirst and the State Superintendent of Education Tom Torlakson. If the legislature cannot find the courage to act, they are just as much to blame.
The Incredibles 2 trailer made a veiled reference to Common Core math as Mr. Incredible struggles to help his son, Dash, with his math homework.
“People’s views on education policy are quite malleable.” That was the conclusion of a study that Stephen Sawchuk wrote about at Education Week where apparently they “discovered” the impact of push polling.
Shane Vander Hart makes three observations about U.S. Secretary Betsy DeVos’ speech at the American Enterprise Institute event, Bush-Obama school reform: lessons learned, on January 16, 2018.