My Concerns About State Common Core Standards

July 27th, 2009

On July 1 Edweek blogger Michelle McNeil published the expert panels to review the NGA/CCSSO draft of common core standards. I cannot find anyone on the list who is affiliated as a faculty member or staff at a community or technical college. This seems odd because the draft standards claim that they apply to both college and workforce preparation. University professors are prominent, but their grasp of workforce preparation in programs that are 2 years or less is probably limited. I just visited technical colleges in the Southeast, and they are very different form 4 year colleges in terms of their job preparation.

 The burden of proof is on the standards group at www.corestandards.org to demonstate college preparation are the same. One way to do this is to have a good grasp of  skills needed for exemplar job clusters. and job training programs.

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  1. […] be the one to dominate the public debate: that is, are the draft standards too high or high enough? Michael Kirst at Stanford University has already weighed in on his blog, writing that “The burden of proof is on […]

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