Common-Core Writers Craft Curriculum Criteria

Common-Core Writers Craft Curriculum Criteria
Catherine Gewertz  July 22, 2011  Education Week

…crossing the line into telling teachers how to teach.

Working under a contract with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation…

One central tension in the discussion has been trying to address the need for instructional tools without dictating pedagogy; another has been the question of who should shape curriculum design.

Jamie McKee, who helps lead common-standards work for the Seattle-based Gates Foundation, said that while the foundation “cares deeply about the quality of the [instructional] materials that come from the common core,” it hasn’t yet decided whether it favors a panel or process for validating such materials.