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Leading educators such as Sandra Stotsky, Ze’re Wurman and, and Jim Milgram have found the Common Core standards to be academically inferior to several state standards and to standards from high achieving countries. But even more disturbing is that the standards will lead to a national curriculum, which will become a federal curriculum, which is a really bad idea. There is already a curriculum aligned with Common Core-- the Core Knowledge curriculum. From the E.D. Hirsch web site, this curriculum “describes what children need to learn to meet these [Common Core] standards”. So, we're not just talking about standards. A national curriculum would be a one-size-fits-all system that leaves parents, local educators, and local school boards out of the picture.
May 16, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.
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