Originally posted on @ THE CHALK FACE:
But politics is politics- I suspect some Republicans now have decided that there’s capital to be gained from linking PARCC (a botched & widely unpopular standardized online assessment) with Common Core State Standards, and in turn to Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. If this strategy means also throwing corporate giants, Pearson under the bus, then perhaps it’s a necessary sacrifice: power trumps money every time.
To be clear, Common Core State Standards (adopted/tweaked by almost every state in the Union) are in and of themselves, a set of learning outcomes:…
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