Common Core Dangers

Jeffrey Horn gives a brief synopsis of the book Children of the Core by Kris Nielsen
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Nielsen sees CCSS as not mere “standards,” but rather, “an untested, overrated, and dangerous attempt to standardize our workforce training programs (formerly known as public schools) and track students into pre-qualified ranks and positions in the American economic class structure.” He notes that it is big business in general, and big education in particular, that is pushing CCSS. He echoes David Berliner, a visiting professor at Columbia University Teachers College who suggests, “The driving force for business’ interest in education is the productivity of the American workforce.”
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