Every other day we hear from Common Core proponents about how wonderful these standards are, how teachers really (really!) love them, and how impossible it would be to do any better.
Just the other day, Education Week gloated how the new South Carolina standards are “89 percent in alignment with the common core for English/language arts, and 92 percent in alignment with the common core for math.” It reminded us that the new post-Common Core Indiana standards are also “a set of benchmarks not so different from the Common Core.”
The underlying message is that Common Core standards are so excellent and unique that states attempting to distance themselves from them won’t do any better.
Yet this message is incorrect, and Common Core is dying. To read the rest of this, click here.