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School Standards’ Debut Is Rocky, and Critics Pounce ~ NY Times

School Standards’ Debut Is Rocky, and Critics Pounce ~ NY Times | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Motoko Rich

 

“The danger here is that you have two kinds of problems going on,” said Kati Haycock, president of the Education Trust, a nonprofit group that works to close achievement gaps. “One is a Tea Party problem, which doesn’t have deep roots but does have lots of political muscle behind it, and then you’ve got a bit of anti-test rebellion coming from the left. The question is what’s going to happen if they both get together. That’s the more terrifying prospect.”

 
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New York fails Common Core tests - Stephanie Simon | Politico

New York fails Common Core tests - Stephanie Simon | Politico | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Stephanie Simon

Summary by Carnegie Perspectives

 

"The political fight over the Common Core academic standards rolling out in schools nationwide this fall is sure to intensify after New York reported Wednesday that students across the state failed miserably on new reading and math tests meant to reflect the more rigorous standards. Fewer than a third of students in public schools passed the new tests, officials reported. And, in a twist that could roil education policy, some highly touted charter schools flopped particularly badly. Other states are expected to face similar reckonings next year and in 2015, as they roll out new tests aligned to Common Core. Already, Kentucky has reported high failure rates on its Common Core tests."

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