Education historian Diane Ravitch: Common Core creation process violated national standards institute guidelines
In one of the most interesting challenges to the validity of Common Core State Standards so far, education historian Diane Ravitch took a big shot three days ago in this Huffington Post Blogs article.
Ravitch charges the Common Core State Standards “were written in a manner that violates the nationally and international recognized process for writing standards.” Specifically, Ravitch points to criteria for developing standards from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), which has been involved with standards creation in this country for nearly a century.
Ravitch’s argument is thought-provoking.
I wonder – do many businessmen and organizations that support the Common Core understand that the process used to develop Core violated almost every guideline for ANSI standards creation?
I wonder – how many pro-Core businessmen know that the very same, open and highly effective policies they rely on to create good standards for their industrial operations were violated by the “confidential” process that produced Common Core?
I wonder – how would those businessmen feel if someone pointed out that they demand much more openness and care in the creation of the standards for a light switch than they do for the creation of standards that will impact virtually every child in the country?