A Compelling Reason to Oppose Common Core

I’m not a Diane Ravitch fan.  She and I are in disagreement on most things, but further proof that the Common Core has made for some strange bedfellows I think she’s spot on here.

They were written in a manner that violates the nationally and international recognized process for writing standards. The process by which they were created was so fundamentally flawed that these “standards” should have no legitimacy.

Setting national academic standards is not something done in stealth by a small group of people, funded by one source, and imposed by the lure of a federal grant in a time of austerity.

There is a recognized protocol for writing standards, and the Common Core standards failed to comply with that protocol.

Very true.  I would add they were not seriously vetted by the states either.