Make sure to stop by National Review Online to read the opinion piece from Kathleen Porter-Magee of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Manhattan Institute’s Sol Stern on how critics of Common Core State Standards keep missing the mark. When it comes to America’s children and the future of our nation, they know, like we do, that there is just no substitute for the facts.
Here’s a key excerpt from the expert duo:
“Here’s what the Common Core State Standards do: They simply delineate what children should know at each grade level and describe the skills that they must acquire to stay on course toward college or career readiness. They are not a curriculum; it’s up to school districts to choose curricula that comply with the standards. The Fordham Institute has carefully examined Common Core and compared it with existing state standards: It found that for most states, Common Core is a great improvement with regard to rigor and cohesiveness.”
You can read the entire piece here.
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About the author
Kristy Campbell @kristymcampbell
Kristy Campbell most recently served as the Deputy Communications Director for Media Affairs for the Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign. Prior to joining the Romney Campaign, Kristy served as the National Communications Director of the American Conservative Union, America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and the host of CPAC – the Conservative Political Action Conference. In 2011, Kristy served as a Senior Transition Advisor to New Mexico Public Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera in Governor Susana Martinez’s Administration. Previously, Kristy served as the Communications Director for both the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Foundation for Florida’s Future. Kristy also formerly served as Press Secretary to Florida Governor Jeb Bush during his second term and was the Communications Director for former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s 2010 gubernatorial bid in the Sunshine State.