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Thu January 9, 2014
Education

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.

Guests:

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

Resources: 

Contra Costa Times: Schools in East Bay and state are switching to Common Core standards

National Review Online: Common Core and the EduTech Abyss 

NPR: Critics Say Schools' Common Core Standards Rollout Is Rushed

The Atlantic: The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English

New America Media: Common Core -- Closing the Math Achievement Gap

KQED: Questioning the Common Core: What Will Be the Lasting Impact?

Education Week: State Lawmakers Face Tough Choices on Common Core

Del Mar Times: The shift to Common Core and what’s troubling about it

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