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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Michelle Malkin and Rotten to the (Common) Core Standards

Malkin has more thoughts on the growing grassroots resistance against Common Core State (sic) Standards in nationalreview.com:

In practice, Common Core evades transparency by peddling shoddy curricular material authored by anonymous committees. It promotes faddish experiments masquerading as “world-class” math and reading instruction. Instead of raising expectations, Common Core is a Trojan horse for lowering them.

Read more here.

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