The Marc Steiner Show

Common Core: Is It Needed? & How Do We Implement It?

Common CoreSeptember 30, 2013 – Segment 1

Our first topic today is the Common Core, educational standards intended to bring curricula that vary from state-to-state into alignment with one other. We begin our conversation by examining the theory behind Common Core and then move into a discussion of its implementation. Our guests are:

  • RiShawn Biddle, editor of Dropout Nation, an education reform magazine;
  • Mike McShane, education research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute;
  • Dr. Neal P. McCluskey, Associate Director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute;
  • Kalman “Buzzy” Hettleman, former Baltimore City School Board member;
  • Dr. Morna McDermott, one of the administrators for United Opt Out and a co-organizer of Occupy the Department of Education;
  • and Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters.

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Written by Marc Steiner

Marc Steiner

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