Short of time, I have ignored this thread completely but finally decided to read through it. Shortsighted bias, such as is indicated with this one, fail to notice that Fox News followers often exceed the combined total of all of the other cable channels. There are reasons for that. Back to Dom's original post, he is correct except for being a decade or so late. The 1989 NCTM "Standards" were the Holy Grail of mathematics education "experts" for the decade or more that preceded it, some going clear back to the early days of the New Math. The CCSS are an improvement over many states' imitation standards but a definite step backward for the ones with good standards such as my California and Massachusetts. My real fear is the unknown nature of what the corresponding assessments are going to look like and how they will be used both externally and within America's classrooms.
At 06:50 PM 1/28/2013, CCSSI Math wrote: >Malkin is a Fox News contributor, i.e., her opinions are founded on >a right wing, anti-government ideology. Her rantings against Common >Core have nothing to do with Common Core's actual substantive merits >or lack thereof.