Common Core State Standards: An Example of Data-Less Decision Making

Gretchen Logue at Missouri Education Watchdog shared an article written by Christopher H. Tienken, EdD. who was one of the first critics of the Common Core State Standards.  It was published in the Winter 2011 edition of the AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice of which he is the editor.  It is entitled “Common Core State Standards: An Example of Data-Less Decision Making.”  Even though it is almost two years old I thought it was worth sharing.

Here is a notable quote from the article:

Connecting an individual‘s education achievement on a standardized test to a nation‘s economic future is not empirically or logically acceptable and using that mythical connection for large-scale policymaking is civically reckless. When education leaders and those who prepare them parrot that argument they actually provide credence to that anti-intellectual myth. When school administrators implement programs and policies built on those faulty arguments, they commit education malpractice.

You can read the entire article embedded below:

Common Core State Standards: An Example of Data-less Decision Making