Common Core: “If You Like Your Curriculum, You Can Keep Your Curriculum”

Jason Bedrick, a brilliant guy from NH, now at Cato has an excellent article about how Common Core requires schools to change their curriculum – for the worse. Some of his points:
  • The same educrats who said for years that “the standards do not mandate any specific curriculum or prescribe any particular method of teaching” now are saying that “for standards to have any impact, however, they must change classroom practice.”
  • The creators of Common Core use “lexiles,” which measure things like sentence length and vocabulary to rate the complexity of a text. But the simplistic lexile scores absurdly conclude that Sports Illustrated for Kids is more complex than “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Read the whole thing.

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