Common Core movement a campaign for control

Oct 15, 2014 by

By SANDY SHANOR –

Throughout my 40 years in education, I have seen a lot of experiments, trends, and fads come and go. Some garnered short-lived attention, others bandwagoning, and some gained permanency.

However, none of them compare to the Common Core State Standards Initiative (“Common Core”) movement in terms of questions raised, ideological fervor engendered, and the sheer amount of policy territory that has been engulfed by these new standards.

There are two distinct issues: the standards and the Common Core movement as a whole. The standards are an area in need of improvement, but the movement is of serious concern for those of us that desire to preserve control over the education of our youth.

Let me explain:

While serving as a trustee for Laramie County School District No. 1, I began to familiarize myself with the Common Core. The more I learned the more my skepticism grew.

What are the Common Core standards and from where did they come?

via Shanor: Common Core movement a campaign for control.

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