Archive for July 25th, 2009

State Common Core Standards Draft : My Comments

July 25th, 2009

The NGA/CCSSO led effort of 46 states is circulating a draft to select reviewers, but the draft was leaked and is now on an EDweek website-www.edweek.org-with an article by Sean Cavanagh and Catherine Gerwertz. Also, in their article are my own concerns about the assertion in the draft that college and career readiness standards are the same. I do not think this case has been proven with the evidence in the report.  Also, I remain concerned about buy in from community and technical colleges to the assertion that college readiness equals readiness for entrance to workforce preparation programs for jobs that are above the poverty line.