Mathews writes that he was at first impressed with “the brain power and good intentions” of the new standards and thought they would “elevate instruction” and help low-achieving states do better. But after talking to Brookings Institution scholar Tom Loveless, he has concluded that the new standards represent “another big disappointment we should have figured out long ago.” What really matters, he argues, is well-trained, well-supported teachers.
I have to agree.
The Common Core Standards movement is disappointingly similar to the standards movement.
We need to pare down.
What is school for in 2012?
So maybe our students should be writing the Common Core Standards, not adults.