Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Common Core and Change

There seems to be a lot of ebb and flow to the power of Common Core.  States drop in, states drop out.  States sign up and refuse testing and where testing is being implemented, people opt out of testing.  In the latest move, NJ Gov has decided to pull New Jersey out of the Common Core.  While there are many questions that remain about the move, for instance when and how will it happen.  Christie also made it clear that standardized testing and teacher accountability would continue despite giving up the Common Core.  While many saw this as a victory for the opponents of the Common Core, I had many questions:

  • What would NJ use to replace the Common Core standards?
  • How would they make the transition to the next or old standards?
  • If Testing and Teacher accountability are to continue, how is that going to look and account for transition of standards?
As per usual, these are issues and considerations that don't seem to make it into the public but i am curious as to how we can get people to think about process, procedure, and protocol of how schools are governed and forced to change.  What do you all think?

Gov Chris Christie from Time.com

Time.com Article - Link here

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