A Reader’s Response to the L.A. Times

A tip of the hat to Stephen Krashen who sent a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times after they published an editorial on education reform insisting on “evidence-based, replicated, time-tested educational change.”

The Times is correct to insist on “evidence-based, replicated, time-tested educational change.” (“Education miracles that aren’t,” Feb. 6).

Let’s add the Common Core Standards to the list of unsupported claims. There is no evidence that “rigorous” standards and massive testing improve student learning.

Stephen Krashen

None what so ever as Christopher Tienken pointed out in the video I shared yesterday and we can read more in depth here.

Nice pithy response Stephen.