McShane: Implementation of Common Core is a recipe for disaster
By staff and wire services reports
August 12th, 2013
Even if you believe that the Common Core standards are high-quality, internationally benchmarked and would provide a solid foundation for the American education system, you should be worried about how they are being implemented, Newsday reports. If the Common Core standards - which are meant to define what knowledge and skills should be acquired by students during their K-12 education - are not integrated into the American education system with care, any positive attributes that they may have will be washed out by incoherence, misalignment and evaporation of political support...