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Added Proof: The Common Core Hurts Kids

The Common Core State Standards were marketed as serving to “close the achievement gap”. That did not happen.

The designers and promoters of the Common Core determined that standardized test scores would be the measure of achievement. 213 more words

Common Core State Standards

Net Worth: What legacy am I actually leaving?

We’ve all heard about the opportunity gap and the achievement gap. We understand that systemic inequities have caused a gap in opportunities that seem to be available for people of color. 28 more words

Net Worth: What legacy am I actually leaving?

We’ve all heard about the opportunity gap and the achievement gap. We understand that systemic inequities have caused a gap in opportunities that seem to be available for people of color. 664 more words

Money

The Achievement Gap

Horace Mann, educational reform leader and founder of the common school, declared public school to be “the great equalizer” because all students received the same education allocated by the state. 1,511 more words

Editorial

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap

We hear about the achievement gap, or the word gap, and then we expect public schools to fix these situations. Solutions in the past have included extending the school day, increasing expectations through common standards, and holding schools and educators accountable for student learning through high-stakes tests. 834 more words

Learning

Less or More

I find myself frequently reflecting on the Common Core Standards.  While there continues to be great debate over the effectiveness and/or usefulness of these standards, one must remember the deliberate intent of “raising the bar” in the hopes of narrowing the achievement gaps in both a complex and rigorous manner. 99 more words

Education