Why Common Core isn’t the answer

As far as I know, no one has asked the general public’s opinion about the Common Core State Standards for school subjects, the Washington Post reports. My guess would be that if polled, most people—including most educators—would say they just make good sense. But not everyone is a fan. Few opposes standards, but a significant number oppose the Common Core State Standards. Those on the political right don’t like the fact that—notwithstanding the word “State” in the title—it was really the feds who helped to railroad the standards into place. Resisters on the political left cite a range of reasons for opposing the standards—that they were shoved into place without research or pilot programs, that they’re a setup for national testing, that the real winners are manufacturers of tests and teaching materials because they can crank out the same stuff for everybody—just to begin a considerably longer list…

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