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What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Standards?

posted Jul 29, 2014, 1:19 PM by Gary Jones


I suspect one of the reasons conversation about Common Core state standards has gotten so very confusing and inflammatory is because so few articles, commentaries, and discussions ever spell out what standards are, how teachers use them to guide instruction, and why it might be useful to have common standards.

Why the lack of specificity? Maybe because talking about actual standards is -- at least to many non-educators -- kind of boring.

Read entire article HERE.
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