Common Core = Common Sense

A decade ago, if you asked an educator in this country if we would ever get to a “national curriculum,” 90% of them would say, “not in my lifetime.”

This fall, for the first time in our nation’s history, 90% of our public schools will begin using the same standards for math and literacy. Forty-five out of fifty states (all but Alaska, Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, and Virginia as of this posting) have adopted what’s referred to as the “Common Core State Standards Initiative.” These standards define what our kids are expected to learn in math and literacy from kindergarten through grade twelve so they’re ready for college and future careers. [Read more...]