The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards

The Indignant Teacher

The following as a copy of an article posted tonight by Diane Ravitch…it speaks volumes, and should be shared far and wide.

The Fatal Flaw of the Common Core Standards
Posted: 03/24/2014 9:16 am EDT Updated: 03/24/2014 9:59 am EDT Print Article
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Across the nation, parents and educators are raising objections to the Common Core standards, and many states are reconsidering whether to abandon them and the federally-funded tests that accompany them. Arne Duncan, Jeb Bush, Bill Gates, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the Business Roundtable vocally support them, yet the unease continues and pushback remains intense.

Why so much controversy?

The complaints are coming from all sides: from Tea Party activists who worry about a federal takeover of education and from educators, parents…

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