Saturday, November 09, 2013

George Will on Common Core

This article is mostly about the debacle called Cash For Clunkers, but at the end of it he gives a warning about Common Core:
The present, too, is prologue. There currently is heated debate about the Common Core, whose advocates say it merely involves national academic targets and metrics for primary and secondary education. Critics say it will inevitably lead to a centrally designed and nationally imposed curriculum — practice dictated by targets and metrics. Common Core advocates say, in effect: “If you like your local curriculum, you can keep it. Period.”

If you believe this, your credulity is impervious to evidence. And you probably are a progressive.

1 comment:

allen (in Michigan) said...

Some time back I pointed out that the left's record of failure is uniform; nothing they succeed at passing into law results in success. Failure may be a while coming but provided with the challenge of naming a clearly successful program none of the lefties were capable of naming a single one. Some don't require any wait with Cash for Clunkers being one such.

But Will's view is too narrow. There's nothing unusual in the failure of Cash for Clunkers. What would be unusual is recounting a lefty program that actually achieved its stated goals. Are there any?