The Benefits of Common Core State Standards
December 07, 2011 07:55 pm
Learning Matterstook a look at whether the implementation of the Common Core State Standards is beneficial or detrimental to schools and sought the input of leaders within the education community. The Alliance for Excellent Education Senior Fellow, Robert Rothman, offers his thoughts on the three factors that work in favor of the core standards. Rothman is also the author of Something in Common: The Common Core Standards and the Next Chapter in American Education. Order your copy at http://www.hepg.org/hep/book/146/SomethingInCommon .
The Common Core Standards represent a significant step forward in American education. Long before other nations, the U.S. established a basic education as a right for every child. Two decades ago, states began setting standards to define the knowledge and skills that should comprise that education. Now, with the Common Core Standards, nearly all states have defined a basic education as what all students should know and be able to do to be prepared for college and careers. And, significantly, the expectations are the same, no matter where a student lives.
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