Peter Greene read the WSJ article that was just posted on the blog, and he saw it as confirmation of what he long ago predicted: the dream of national standards and tests is dead. Whatever you may call the Common Core, there will not be one big set of standards and one big standardized test for all (or even two big standardized tests for all).
In other words, the dream that Common Core would be the single educational vision of the entire country– that dream is dead. Dead dead deadity dead.
But Rothfeld’s piece lays out a not-always-recognized (at least, not by people who don’t actually work in education) culprit for the demise. He lists the usual suspects– politics, testing, federal overreach. But the article is most interested in another malefactor– finances.
“The total cost of implementing Common Core is difficult to determine because the country’s education spending is fragmented…
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