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Strange Accounts of the Common Core State Standards

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The mathematicians Sol Garfunkel and David Mumford discuss the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS) in their August 24 New York Times editorial “How to Fix Our Math Education,” concentrating their remarks on high school.

In contrast, the education researcher Andrew Porter and colleagues concentrate on Grades 3–6 and 8 in “Common Core Standards: The New U.S. Intended Curriculum” in the April issue of Educational Researcher. In August, Porter described these findings in his Education Week article “In Common Core, Little to Cheer About.”

As someone who has read the CCSS, I find these articles peculiar. (Disclosure: I edited the penultimate version of the CCSS and am the editor for the CCSS Progressions.)

Here’s why. Read the rest of this entry »


Written by CK

September 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm