I, for one, am tired of those writers, like the one who appeared in March 23rd’s NYT review section, who argue that either we have these Common Core standards or we have nothing, or rather, had nothing and that it doesn’t matter anyway because these standards are not curricula.
Call them whatever you wish. The guidelines, standards, curricula, syllabi, taxonomies, courses of study, programs of study, subjects, and/or modules, “THEY” think students should have, and how teachers should teach them are inappropriate because of who created them.
Really? NO teaching professionals have ever created challenging curricula, syllabi, standards, or lessons that meet the needs of students? Not one state? Not one District? Not one School? Not one teacher? Really?
Not until Gates, et al came along?
COME RALLY WITH US ON MAY 17TH in NYC for the TRUTH!