This is a great read on the Common Core from Darren Burris on The Hechinger Report.org
Here’s my favorite part:
So the report should not be taken as evidence that standards are useless, or that the Common Core State Standards are a step in the wrong direction. In fact, I find its message ultimately empowering for teachers if we write ourselves into it—empowering if:
1. We marshal the experiences and lessons learned from the classroom and bring them to bear on the national conversation about education reform.
2. We see this as an unprecedented opportunity for collaboration and the sharing of best practices.
3. We turn the conversation toward enabling and supporting quality teaching in our schools.
4. We connect the K-12 conversation to the demands of college and the workforce.
Have a a great week!