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. We’ll take a look at the history of the Common Core standards movement and where we are today in its implementation. Our guests are NPR’s education correspondent CLAUDIO SANCHEZ, JIM DOUGLAS, former Governor of Vermont, and DENNIS VAN ROEKEL, president of the National Education Association.