How the Common Core Went Wrong

In rolling out this website and announcing my new book, I’m beginning to hear from a growing number of my non-educator friends.  The hot topic for many of them is their concern and, in many instances, opposition to the Common Core Standards.  This, of course, tracks with national polling and what is happening in many states where legislation has been introduced to repeal these standards.  For example, in its most recent annual poll of the public’s attitudes toward the public schools conducted by Phi Delta Kappan and Gallup, six out of ten Americans indicated they oppose the Common Core State Standards.  This, in turn, fuels the anti-Common Core legislation.  Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute think tank, explains how the Common Core went wrong and how advocates can get it back on track.  It is a bit lengthy but thought-provoking and worth reading.

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