Common Core

Hope for American schools?

By |July 22nd, 2015|

(By Donald Devine, ’76 Contributor) With the House passing a bill to limit the federal role in K-to-12 schooling and a unanimous Senate committee doing the same, it might look as if there is finally […]

Education reform's bridge to nowhere

By |October 18th, 2014|

Sigmund Freud’s classic definition of insanity – doing the same thing over and over yet always expecting different results- seems not to have registered with American education reformers who endlessly propose look-alike standards and assessments they claim will really, really work this time. […]

Jay Ambrose: Common Core is a major risk widely misunderstood and should be abandoned

By |May 18th, 2014|

Common Core is a brave, new issue that maybe hasn’t come your way yet, and so let’s sum it up. It is a mathematically weak, humanities-jabbing, ideologically inebriated, innovation-squashing, sparsely tested and therefore unproven scheme to dramatically change the educational lives of tens of millions of American children in grades K-12. You might want to study it some. […]