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ERIC Number: EJ1211094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-May
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
Interest Group Activity in the Context of Common Core Implementation
Supovitz, Jonathan; McGuinn, Patrick
Educational Policy, v33 n3 p453-485 May 2019
This article analyzes the messages and strategies of a sample of education interest groups, and assesses their interpretations of the political context to understand how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) lost both political and public support during the crucial period of 2013-2014. Based on interviews with representatives of 19 interest groups who were actively involved in communicating about the standards, it focuses on the arguments, communication strategies, and targeted audiences of professional advocacy groups, policy membership organizations, and testing organizations. Our findings identify six themes that contributed to the climate of increased partisanship and politicization, and helped shape perceptions about the Common Core, both within the education sector and among the broader public. We argue that these policy factors, strategic factors, and contextual factors played an important role in shaping the environment within which the CCSS were being understood and implemented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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