It's interesting to me that people who squealed against federal mandates during NCLB are now so supportive of Common Core. Should I wonder what helped this change along, or do I already know?That is because standardized testing guru David Coleman, lead architect of Common Core, decreed upon becoming College Board CEO in 2012 that college-entrance tests would be tightly aligned with the one-size-fits-all national K-12 standards.That means even home educators cannot steer clear of the nationalized curriculum if they want their kids to score high enough on the SAT to gain university admission.Education historian Diane Ravitch, who has supported voluntary national standards, has blogged that Coleman “is now the de facto controller of American education,” a man with no teaching experience who has decided what all grade-schoolers should know, how they should be relentlessly tested and what they must show they know to go to college.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
A Voice Against Common Core
My good friend Diane Ravitch doesn't like Common Core: