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ERIC Number: EJ1019126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
The Common Core: Far from Home
Toscano, Michael
Academic Questions, v26 n4 p411-428 Dec 2013
In this opinion piece, Michael Toscano writes that his criticism of the Common Core State Standards ultimately has very little to do with their innate quality, but rather that their relation to other social spheres is disordered. He refers to the full reordering of American education away from families and local communities--which he states are absolutely essential to educational success--toward some abstract list of standards copyrighted in Washington, D.C. He concludes the piece by saying that a blaze, after all, can either warm the house or burn it down, depending on whether the fire's in the hearth or under the stairs.
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top
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