The widely adopted Common Core State Standards have provoked opinions and ideas from thought leaders, policymakers, and the educators who have to implement them. Browse their perspectives in this collection.
Standards Creating Informed Citizens Should Be Education's Goal
Education is key to raising responsible citizens, writes Arnold Packer, a former assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Labor.
School & District Management 5 Questions Policymakers Need to Ask About Common-Core Test Results
Common-core test outcomes should serve as indicators for assessing student needs, argue Joshua Starr and Elaine Weiss.
Federal To Protect Children at Risk, Washington Must Play a Role
Without federal government pressure, states and school districts will do little to address inequity, writes former L.A. mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
School & District Management What Makes Summer Programs Work for Middle Schoolers?
In summer learning programs, social and emotional learning is a key way to support a student's individual needs, writes Tiffany Gueye.
Federal Our K-12 Policies Resemble Those of Imperial Japan
There is irony in today's U.S. education standards resembling those of pre-World War II Japan, writes Lawrence Baines.