Why Common Core Standards Will Succeed
Larry Cuban takes a critical look at the Common Core Standards, and the politics surrounding implementation. Read the comments too, in which he cites one of my blogs on the topic, and also the work of the “other” David Cohen. That would be David K. Cohen, a professor and education policy expert at the University of Michigan.
Even though there is little evidence that state standards have increased student academic achievement since the 1980s, the District of Columbia and 45 states have embraced the Common Core–(see here and here).
Even though there is little evidence that countries with national standards do not necessarily score higher on international tests than nations without national standards, many states have already aligned their standards to textbooks, lessons, and tests– (see here and here).
Even though there is little evidence Common Core standards will produce the skilled and knowledgeable graduates that employers and college teachers have demanded of public schools, most state and federal officials have assured parents and taxpayers that the new standards and tests will do exactly that–(see here and here).
Even though there is little evidence that state and national officials have resolved tough issues in the past when it came to curriculum standards (e.g., supplying…
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