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Jerry P. Becker

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CCSS: Pros / Cons
Posted: Mar 4, 2013 5:34 PM
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From Richard Hake on the math-teach listserve, Monday, March 4, 2013.
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Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a recent post
"The Contentious Common Core Controversy" [Hake (2013)]. The
abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: The Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
<http://www.corestandards.org/> have engendered considerable
controversy - see e.g., "Resistance to Common Core standards growing"
[Strauss (2013)] at <http://wapo.st/Y7kwdK>. Stimulated by Diane
Ravitch's (2013) admonition at <http://bit.ly/XGpEpK> "to think
critically about the standards," I searched Google for "Common Core
State Standards" to obtain 3,010,000 hits at <http://bit.ly/15QLBZR>
on 03 March 2013 10:15-0800. Careful consideration of all those leads
me to suggest the following sixteen as especially valuable:

ANTI- CCSS

1. "Eight problems with Common Core Standards" [Brady (2012)] at
<http://wapo.st/15Z4kTg>.

2. "Engineering Good Math Tests"[Burkhardt (2012)] at <http://bit.ly/VaJgpp>;

3. "How Common Core will change testing in schools" [Krashen (2012)]
at <http://wapo.st/12bt9w5>;

4. "Debunking the Case for National Standards: One-Size-Fits-All
Mandates and Their Dangers" [Kohn (2010)] at <http://bit.ly/Z0xoUV>;

5. "Do young kids need to learn a lot of facts?" [Miller &
Carlsson-Paige (2013)] at <http://wapo.st/13oJVqW>.

6. "Whoo-Hoo! Occupy the Schools" [Ohanian (2013)] at <http://bit.ly/XGs4oq>;

7. "Why I Cannot Support the Common Core Standards" [Ravitch (2013)] at
<http://bit.ly/XGpEpK>;

8. "Do We Need a Common Core?" [Tampio (2012)] at <http://huff.to/ZBaDb6>.

PRO-CCSS

9. "Creating a Comprehensive System for Evaluating and Supporting
Effective Teaching" [Darling-Hammond et al. (2012)] at
<http://stanford.io/Wj1w1E>;

10. "Standards Worth Attaining" Finn (2012) at <http://bit.ly/XHtS0k>;

11. "A Common Core Standards defense" [Hirsch (2013)] at
<http://wapo.st/Y1gwvk>;

12. "What English classes should look like in Common Core era" [Jago (2013)] at
<http://wapo.st/XdE2cM>;

13. "International Lessons About National Standards" [Schmidt,
Houang, & Shakrani (2009)] at <http://bit.ly/xPjmJ4>.

14. "Seizing the Moment for Mathematics" [Schmidt (2012)] at
<http://bit.ly/Z0BbS2>;

15. "On Naked Standards - And Free Curriculum" Tucker (2012) at
<http://bit.ly/Y531xl>;

16. "The Case for National Standards" [Weingarten (2009)] at
<http://wapo.st/XbIJ6K>.

For an earlier review of the pros and cons of the Common Core
Standards see "National Education Standards for the United States?"
[Hake (2009)] at <http://bit.ly/Z0DMLK>. In a subsequent post I shall
discuss the "Next Generation Science Standards" (NGSS)
<http://bit.ly/y1gJPx> and their relationship to the "Common Core
State Standards."

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Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244
E-mail: jbecker@siu.edu



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