A component of pushing the so-called Common Core State Standards (CCSS) involves panicking the public into believing that in the absence of CCSS, states will have no standards.
This message is promoted in the Associated Press. On March 30, 2014, Melinda Deslatte offers the followingIf Not CCSS, Then What? message in her coverage of the Louisiana capitol:
Lawmakers can only take one approach to make critics… happy: Get Louisiana out of Common Core and its related testing.
But if legislators do that, what education standards do they put in place? How quickly could they develop them? How much would state-specific standards cost? And how disruptive would a change be in schools already transitioning to Common Core? [Emphasis added.]
Allow me to expose this nonsense for what it is.
First of all, no one advocating for CCSS was educated via CCSS. Conversely, every corporate reformer, every promoted of for-profit…
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