The Common Core Weekend Reads – 12-7-14

Disaster girl coreThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for December 7, 2014.

This is a review of the past week of news on Common Core nationwide and in North Carolina.

Articles are organized by category.

Prior Edition of Weekend Reads: 11-30-14


 

NC UPDATES:


 

APUSH UPDATES:


 

QUOTES OF THE WEEK:

“I would like to see us throw out Common Core standards and adopt the standards Massachusetts used to have,” said Sen. Donna Boley, R-Pleasants.
– Charleston Daily Mail, Editorial – Tread lightly on new education laws

 

“From the standpoint of national support, [Mr. Kasich] is out of step with virtually every other candidate,” Mr. Zawistowski said. “He’s on the wrong side of Common Core and Medicaid expansion. On immigration, he’s really hurt himself on that. But that’s John Kasich.”
– Toledo Blade, Ohio Gov. Kasich Potential Presidential Candidate

“We found obviously that federal mandates don’t work well. Where we’ve had the most success is around incentives. And lots of carrots. Not mandate, not have sticks, but put money out there where we can to reward excellence–and that’s a hard sell on both sides in Congress. They’d much prefer straight formula funding. So we’re always fighting to have just a little bit of money to put out there as carrots.” Arne Duncan
– Missouri Education Watchdog, How the USDoED uses common economic advice to their advantage


 

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 TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

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About A.P. Dillon

A.P. Dillon is a freelance journalist and is currently writing at The North State Journal. She resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Find her on Twitter: @APDillon_
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