ERIC Number: EJ1003865
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Reference Count: 9
Translating the Common Core State Standards
Tienken, Christopher H.; Orlich, Donald C.
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v10 n1 p3-7 Spr 2013
As the authors describe in Chapter 7 of their new book, "The School Reform Landscape: Fraud, Myth, and Lies," the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) initiative continues to ramble on, without evidence to support its efficacy. That is because education reform in the United States is being driven largely by ideology, rhetoric, and dogma instead of evidence. Sadly for today's children, the ideas put forth via the Common Core are simply recycled from those presented by the Committee of 10 and Committee of 15 in 1893 and 1895. The rhetoric used by the vendors of the CCSS seemingly attempts to mask the fact that there is little that one can consider innovative or equitable in the latest product to enter the current education reform landscape. Presented in this article are excerpts from their book in which they take some of the claims made by the vendors of the CCSS and provide translations of the considerations the vendors of the standards claim they made when constructing the CCSS.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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