Sunday, February 9, 2014

Yes, we all did it that way until a few years ago, but now it’s unthinkable!

In the face of the relentless drumbeat for the Common Core—forty-five states have now signed onto it—could we please take a moment to remember that for our entire history until just a few years ago, we all did things differently? What is it about education that makes it so susceptible to fads and trends, to arguments that we must all make large and sudden changes in what we’ve done before?

Could it have anything to do with how much money some people stand to make from supplying the “needs” associated with each new approach?

1 comment:

Karen W said...

It certainly is a wonder that any of us attended college or got a job in the pre-
Common Core era.