Originally posted on @ THE CHALK FACE:
On Sunday, July 20, 2014, I took the day off from writing. No book editing; no blogging.
I think I have done so only for one other day since May.
Instead, I read a book for the sheer enjoyment of reading. I chose my all-time favorite, a work of fiction by C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce.
In the preface, Lewis makes the following statement:
A wrong sum can be put right: but only by going back till you find the error and working it afresh from that point, never by simply going on.
And so it is with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS was a train wreck waiting to occur from inception (see here, as well). Thus, to borrow Lewis’ math analogy, the CCSS error occurred in the planning stages. To try to “correct” CCSS at any subsequent point is an utter waste.
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