We turn to standardization of education, and discuss the move to delay implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Maryland schools and to cancel this year’s MSAs (Maryland School Assessments), with: Dr. Jack Smith, Chief Academic Officer of the Maryland State Department of Education, and Cheryl Bost, Vice President of the Maryland State Education Association.
We begin our show with a discussion of the Common Core Curriculum. Our guests are: Dr. Sandra Stotsky, former member of Common Core’s Validation Committee (2009-2010) and Professor Emerita of Education at the University of Arkansas; and Dr. Morna McDermott, one of the administrators for Opt Out and co-organizer of Occupy the Department of Education.
There will be a Common Core Forum hosted by the PTA Council of Howard County (PTACHC) and the Howard County Education Association (our teacher’s union) on Sunday, December 8th from 5pm – 8pm in Fulton, Maryland. The event will be held in the auditorium of Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton, Maryland.
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;
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