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Today on Your Call: Is the Common Core getting it right?
On today's Your Call, it’s a mid-year report on the new national curriculum for public schools. Common Core’s mission is to prepare more students for colleges and careers by focusing on Math and English, but critics say it’s too test-oriented and top-down. If you’re a teacher or have a child in school, how has the roll-out of Common Core affected you? Has federal influence over the classroom gone too far? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Matt Martin and You.
Theresa Harrington, education reporter for Contra Costa Times
Debra Brown, director of education at Children Now
Jim Ryan, executive director of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) for the San Francisco Unified School District and oversees the roll out of the Common Core in Math and the next generation Science standards
Contra Costa Times: Schools in East Bay and state are switching to Common Core standards
National Review Online: Common Core and the EduTech Abyss
New America Media: Common Core -- Closing the Math Achievement Gap
Education Week: State Lawmakers Face Tough Choices on Common Core
Del Mar Times: The shift to Common Core and what’s troubling about it