Common Core


Sun October 12, 2014
Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

Intelligence Squared U.S. - Embrace the Common Core?

Airs Sunday, October 12 at 6 p.m. In K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, national academic standards in English and math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for? Has the federal government overreached and saddled our schools with standards that have been flawed from the start?

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Sun September 7, 2014
American Radioworks

American Radioworks: Greater Expectations - The Challenge of the Common Core

Airs Sunday, September 7 at 6 p.m.  There's plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is what the standards actually say, and the fact that many teachers like them. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Many teachers say those changes are desperately needed, but some are worried about new Common Core tests and whether they will help improve schools or get in the way of better education.


Tue September 17, 2013

Gary Joiner: Common Core misses the mark in history education

Common Core is the new educational doctrine sweeping across the country. Commentator Gary Joiner says Common Core shows promise, but there are dangers in the details -- especially in history education.

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