The Common Core– how it all started and where we are now
April 30, 2014
Guests: Claudio Sanchez, Jim Douglas, and Dennis Van Roekel
Forty-five states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware, have adopted the Common Core standards for K-12 education. Supporters say the standards will better prepare American students for college and work. Resistance comes from those who contend the standards are flawed and are a way for the federal government to control education. The result is an educational reform movement that has become highly politicized. Weâ€™ll take a look at the history of the Common Core standards movement and where we are today in its implementation. Our guests are NPRâ€™s education correspondent CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, JIM DOUGLAS, former Governor of Vermont, and DENNIS VAN ROEKEL, president of the National Education Association.