Response to Brooking Study by Tom Loveless
- of course Common Core standards by themselves won’t improve achievement.
- There are a whole host of elements that matter, too, from the assessments to attention to professional development and human capital.
- standards alone don’t drive performance.
- the biggest, overlooked benefit of Common Core is that we have a national education problem but it’s hard to have a national strategy for addressing it, a real market for greater innovation
- scalable strategies to support teachers absent substantially greater commonality than we have today.
It's the Implementation!
The devil is not in the details. Rather, it’s in the implementation – which is no small detail.