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Give them freedom, and watch them flourish

Supporters of the Common Core Standards claim that the new expectations will prepare students for college, touting certain skills that are needed to succeed beyond the high school classroom. 826 more words

Education Policy

Common Core Debate

The way that I see it, Common Core is not very well liked among most Americans. Why would they like it? Grueling standardized tests that put too much pressure on children and teachers, over-regulated classroom standards, and overwhelmed parents who can’t help their children with math. 495 more words

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Conservative education plans are poetic - but are they practical?

Chris Husbands

This post originally appeared in The Conversation

Each year, the Queen’s speech marks the point where the poetry of aspiration gets translated into the hard slog of legislation and implementation. 795 more words

Chris Husbands

High School Assessment Working Group Votes Unanimously to Eliminate SBAC for 11th Graders

Connecticut’s High School Assessment Working Group late yesterday afternoon voted unanimously to eliminate the 11th grade Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test, and restore precious teaching and learning time for students. 226 more words

Carly Fiorina says the Chinese 'don't innovate'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and current Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina apparently doesn’t think very highly of the Common Core education policy or of China’s ability to innovate. 242 more words

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Carly Fiorina Says the Chinese 'Don't Innovate'

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and current Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina apparently doesn’t think very highly of the Common Core education policy or of China’s ability to innovate. 231 more words

Are Economics and Social Progress Related to Each Other?

“Your (last post) is one of the most active and positive that I have read of yours. You do put your time to where your values are. 277 more words

Jack Heidel