The Common Core: Defend, Bury, or Transform?
For over twenty five years, the US has made academic standards a key component of K-12 reform, and is now five years into a multi-billion dollar effort to revamp K-12 learning through the Common Core. However, that effort is under attack from the left and right, and faces a new challenge in the form of parental opt-outs from testing. Join us for a debate about whether to defend the Common Core, bury it, or transform it into something better.
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- Does Common Core narrow curricula, hinder individualized learning, infantilize teachers, and suck the joy from learning?
- Does Common Core set needed evidence-based standards for what students should know to succeed in college and the workforce?
- Is Common Core the basis of something good that we should transform into something better?
- John Katzman, CEO, Noodle
- Michael Petrilli, President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute
- Valerie Strauss, Journalist, Washington Post
Jillian Youngblood, VP of Insights, Noodle
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