ERIC Number: EJ1033725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Navagating the Common Core
McShane, Michael Q.
Education Next, v14 n3 p24-29 Sum 2014
This article presents a debate over the Common Core State Standards Initiative as it has rocketed to the forefront of education policy discussions around the country. The author contends that there is value in having clear cross state standards that will clarify the new online and blended learning that the growing use of technology has provided for today's students. Common expectations for all students is not a new concept. Thomas Jefferson presented a set of standards in 1818. He said that every student should be taught the skills and knowledge necessary to transact his own business, improve his morals and faculties, understand his duty to his neighbors and country, and hold elected officials accountable. This article echoes that basic set of common knowledge that is essential to our economy, democracy, and society.
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Educational Policy, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Change, Governance, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Administration, Politics of Education, Elementary School Students, High School Students, Faculty Development, School Districts, Educational Assessment, Accountability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Race to the Top