Common Core has been a dividing wedge between parents and students, especially in math while sitting at the homework table, and this is by design.
NPR ran a profile on Jason Zimba that appears to be an attempt to change the narrative about Common Core. Here the writers of Common Core appear to be turned into victims, and curriculum companies and teachers are to blame for the poor roll out. Sarah Garland writes: Every Saturday morning at 10 a.m., Jason […]
Work Team, Feedback Group, & Validation Committee The Work Team There were 51 members listed on the Work Team for developing the Common Core State Standards. Of those 51 members, it is clear there was one actual classroom teacher listed with the possibility of one or two others. It is not evident or clear that […]
Anne Gassel and I presented at the Constitutional Coalition Common Core conference this weekend and my speech was about the importance of social media to present the facts (not paid propaganda) about Common Core. I encouraged attendees to utilize social media to share messages of how CCSS was adopted/implemented while circumventing legislatures and voters, reveal […]
There is video of a speech that David Coleman gave at 2011 Institute for Learning Senior Leadership Meeting that is now making the rounds on Facebook. First we see a *ringing* endorsement of Coleman given by Lauren Resnick (who is the co-director of the Institute of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh) as she introduced […]
Joy Pullmann at School Reform News wrote an excellent piece that helps to further demonstrate that the Common Core State Standards were not state-led. While there were many people who served on various committees and work groups all of the feedback was filtered by only five people. After giving a brief history of what led […]