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The Problems with the Common Core

Authored By Stan Karp<p>The trouble with the Common Core is not primarily what is in these standards or what's been left out, although that's certainly …

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Common Core Gets an Undeserved Beating

Individual needs and interests are compatible with definitions for literacy and numeracy.

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New Federal Education Law Enshrines ‘New Common Core’

Parents and school boards will be encountering nasty new forms of federal intervention in education for years to come, now that President Obama has …

America’s kids can handle the Common Core

The latest polling shows Common Core opponents have not yet made tremendous inroads in swaying public opinion, but you have to hand it to them when …

The View from Japan: Common Core is a Disaster in the Making

<i>“What many supporters of Common Core ignore is that the “rigorous” high-stakes testing approach that they wish to impose on our children has been</i> …

Wisconsin Governor Calls for End of Common Core Standards

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has explicitly called for an end to the Common Core standards for the state’s schools.<p>“Today, I call on the members …

Connecticut Common Core Tests Results Are Out: No Surprise, Most Students Failed

The state of Connecticut finally released the results of the Common Core Smarter Balanced Assessment.<p>As I previously explained, the developers of the …

How Common Core Hurts English Language Learners

English language learners take their first English standardized language exam a year and a day after they matriculate. Experts say it takes four to …

Common Core: Reading, Understanding Analyzing Complex Texts

In my previous post “Common Core: What is a ‘complex text’ anyway?” I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to …

What the first round of test results say about Common Core progress

<b>GWEN IFILL:</b><p>Congress is on the verge of finally approving a rewrite of the education law known as No Child Left Behind. The Senate is expected to pass …

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