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September 23, 2009
October 02, 2009
On Monday, I wondered aloud whether the debate among policy elites over the value of the Common Core had become nihilistic. Yesterday, Terry Ryan, Fordham's VP for Ohio programs and policy, confirmed that, at least in the heartland, the discussions among practitioners about the value and potential of the Common Core was far more optimistic and productive. Terry described how Ohio educators, interviewed by journalist Ellen Belcher for a forthcoming report, view the transition to and the potential of the new expectations:
The entire post is worth a read. It’s a helpful reminder of the importance of listening to front-line educators and not getting swept up in the knee-jerk negativism that too often clouds policy discussions in Washington and on Twitter.