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.