Common Core State Standards have been in force in Kentucky since 2010, but there has been a real paucity of information about the problems with the creation and content of these public school curriculum drivers.
Finally, the Kentucky Senate’s Education Committee invited three national experts on Common Core to testify this past week on March 13, 2014. The comments fill in a picture that the media and pro-Core fans have wanted to keep blurred.
This first video contains Dr. Sandra Stotsky’s comments on the problems with the process that created Common Core and with deficiencies in the English Language Arts part of Common Core.
Stotsky is a former Senior Associate Commissioner of Education from Massachusetts who had responsibility for that state’s former, outstanding education standards. She is also an ELA expert. Those who might wish dismiss or ignore her testimony display a considerable lack of judgment and do our students no favors.
Listen closely; over the past three years it has become painfully apparent that you are not going to hear this “other side of the story” from most media sources in the Bluegrass State. But, these problems are real, and the impact your kids.