The California Alliance of Researchers for Equity in Education says there is no compelling evidence the Common Core State Standards will improve education.
Carol Burris, Principal of South Side High School in New York, last week wrote about four “flimflams” in Common Core at The Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog run by Valarie Strauss. Flimflam #1 was this – “The Common Core standards are internationally benchmarked and grounded in research.” The fact that the Common Core is dataless […]
Valarie Strauss had a good piece in Answer Sheet last week addressing the issue of Kindergarteners and standards. She notes the problem as Kindergarten has literally evolved into the new first grade. An excerpt: Today, the majority of classrooms for preschool, kindergarten and primary age children are required to address content standards that prescribe what […]
Below is an excerpt from a guest blog written by Carol Burris, Principal at South Side High School in New York. She was named the 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. In 2010 she was named the New […]
Yesterday I reported at Caffeinated Thoughts on the Gallup/PDK poll that showed only 1-out-of-3 Americans knew anything about the Common Core State Standards. Not surprising really, well actually the surprising aspect is that it is that high. Only 45% of public school parents knew – and it is being implemented in their school! This blows […]
As many have predicted the major initial fallback we were going to see with the Common Core State Standards are with the tests and their costs. From the Answer Sheet blog by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post, an excerpt: On Monday, the 21-state Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, […]
That is a question asked by Valerie Strauss at the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog. She writes: Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently met with Chamber of Commerce leaders and urged them to be more vocal and forceful in defending the Common Core State Standards. Why? Duncan made the appeal, which was reported by Education Week, […]
An interesting post by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post’s education blog, The Answer Sheet. Strauss notes the increasing number of protests against standardized testing. She wrote: It is too early to call it a full-fledged revolt; Washington D.C. has yet to see tens of thousands of people marching through the streets against high-stakes standardized […]