Education’s ‘core’

By Boston Herald Editorial Staff | Sunday, January 31, 2010

Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville and Mitchell Chester, commissioner of elementary and secondary education, on several occasions have said that participation in the 48-state “Common Core” project to develop nationwide curriculum standards would not jeopardize the high Massachusetts standards. It’s reassuring to see that they’re standing by that so far.

No one will object if Massachusetts adopts new standards as good as the ones it now has. But draft Common Core standards for English and mathematics released Jan. 13 are unacceptably inferior – not for any “dumbing down,” but because they are incoherent and unusable by real teachers. {Read more here}

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