University of Arkansas professor Jay Greene offers a fantastic analysis of the sparring between Common Core opponents and backers. Here is a sample: There is something either disingenuous or shockingly naive about the Fordham Institute’s horror at discovering federal involvement in the push for Common Core. And it is equally disingenuous or naive for conservative […]
The Senate released their recommended budget (PDF) last night and it includes the Common Core provision included in the Excellent Public Schools Act of 2013. SECTION 9.2.(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of G.S. 115C-174.11(c), the State Board of Education shall report to the Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee prior to the purchase and implementation of a […]
My new study, “Goodbye, Grammar: N.C.’s Common Core-based English tests disregard grammar, spelling, mechanics, and usage” is now available.
A fourth-grade student in Henderson County (corrected since original post) received the following worksheet, which qualifies as an “informational text” under the Common Core State Standards:
From an article published in the News & Observer, Educators in Wake County and across the state touted the new “Common Core” math curriculum introduced this school year as being more rigorous – challenging even the brightest students. But several Wake County parents of academically gifted students say the new math curriculum has fallen short […]
Originally appeared in the John Locke Foundation’s Spotlight publication in April 2012. Over the last several months, the Common Core State Standards Initiative has attracted considerable attention from the state and national media. As a result, North Carolinians have begun to consider how these changes will affect their public schools. Unfortunately, readily accessible information about […]