What Should Be the Core of the Common Core?
As all new attempts at curriculum reform, the Common Core has generated its’ share of criticism. Looking back at Whole Language, New Math, Outcome Based Education and other initiatives, the well-intended reforms floundered on the shoals of public misunderstanding, poor implementation, over-implementation, and all the other risks of change. The major differentiation currently, of course, is the breadth of the Common Core mandate. Much of the internal anxiety over Common Core