Edweek: The Making of Common Core Creation Stories: Myth or Fact?

By Anthony Cody on December 11, 2013 1:50 PM

FULL ARTICLE HERE: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2013/12/the_making_of_common_core_crea.html?qs=The+Making+of+Common+Core+Creation+Stories:+Myth+or+Fact?

Perhaps because Common Core standards originated in a secretive process, and were adopted with little public discussion, their origins have become a subject of great interest among educators. As with ancient mythology, we care about where things come from, because the method of creation can reveal the nature of the creator, and the intentions at work. Critics of Common Core have complained about the way the standards were created – in secret, without significant teacher involvement.  Many proponents of Common Core have, for this reason, felt compelled to offer some version or other of “Myths Vs. Facts about the Common Core,” attempting to resolve the complaints. The trouble is that, as we learn the true origins of Common Core, we find that most of these “Myths vs. Facts” documents offer up more myths than facts. Here are some examples:

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