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Re: Making Common Core Standards Work before Making Them Count
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May 10, 2013 9:33 AM


> ***************************** > From > http://www.aft.org/newspubs/press/weingarten043013.cfm > >  Tuesday, April 30, 2013. > ****************************** > Making Common Core Standards Work before Making Them > Count > > Association for a Better New York > > Remarks for AFT President Randi Weingarten > >  > SIDEBAR: I predict these standards will result > in one of two outcomes: Either they will lead to > a revolution in teaching and learning. Or they > will end up in the overflowing dustbin of > abandoned reforms, with people throwing up their > hands and decrying that public schools just don't > work. And the coming months will determine which > outcome comes to pass. > 
The 7/20/2012 Report "K?8 Publishers? Criteria for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics" is available at:
http://www.corestandards.org/assets/Math_Publishers_Criteria_K8_Summer%202012_FINAL.pdf
The following is on Page 19:
"(For paperbased materials.) A textbook that is focused is short. For example, by design Japanese textbooks have less than one page per lesson. Elementary textbooks should be less than 200 pages, middle and secondary less than 500 pages."
If the above proposals were to be implemented, which in my opinion is highly unlikely, they would indeed lead to a revolution in teaching and learning.



