The Common Core Weekend Reads – 03-08-15

Common Core kermitThese are the Common Core Weekend Reads for March 8, 2015.

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: 02-22-15

* Last weekend, the CC weekend reads were not available. This edition will be longer than usual to include some news that should have been included on 3-1-15.


NC Academic Standards Review Commission (ASRC) Updates:

NC ASRC Site 

NC UPDATES:

APUSH:

QUOTES OF THE WEEK: The Fordham Agenda & Desperation

“These events haven’t convinced conservative reformers and others of the unlikelihood of a No Child reauthorization. In fact, both former Fordham Institute President Checker Finn and Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute have pieces out lionizing the Student Success Act as legislation that reaffirms the role of states in setting education policy.

The fact that both Finn and Hess conveniently ignore that this was actually done by No Child, which gives states wide leeway in meeting basic accountability for student achievement in exchange for federal dollars they agree to receive, shows that both men are engaging in pure intellectual sophistry.”
– DropOutNation, No Child Reauthorization has no shot

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“Republicans are vulnerable here,” said Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a conservative think tank that backs education reform. “They really have to be careful about backing away from their commitment to accountability and to higher standards. 

“The Republican Party has been a leader on this in Colorado and in other states. I don’t think they want the label as ‘the party of no’ when it comes to education reform.”​
-Denver Post, Colorado GOP reverses course on Academic Standards, tests

LEGISLATIVE/LEGAL:

POLITICAL/PROTESTS:

HIGHLIGHTED ARTICLES:

THE WEEKEND READS:

TESTING UPDATES:

VIDEO CLIPS OF THE WEEK:

TWEETS OF THE WEEK:

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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