"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Iowa Becomes Latest to Dump the Common Core

from the Blaze:
Yet another state has kicked Common Core to the curb.

Iowa had implemented much of the Common Core State Standards into its “Iowa Core” education standards, working with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium on a single testing program to measure students’ progress.

The testing consortium has been one of the key organizations in helping states fully implement Common Core.

But on Tuesday, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s office announced that his state is withdrawing from the consortium, the Associated Press reported. . . .

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