WV Teach 21
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• “The assumption behind national standardization is that all students, regardless of state residence, should be able to do the same things at the same time. That ignores basic reality: states have different populations and challenges. ... Having different state standards allows better tailoring to people’s actual needs than nationalization.” — Neal McCluskey of the libertarian Cato Institute.
• “One mandated universal curricular program for all children just does not make conceptual sense, is intuitively contradictory and has no empirical backing. ... We should be increasing curricular diversity, not seeking to constrict it. — Christopher H. Tienken, editor of the AASA Journal of Scholarship and Practice (American Association of School Administrators).
• “The Common Core standards effort is fundamentally flawed by the process with which they have been foisted upon the nation. ... We are a nation of guinea pigs, almost all trying an unknown new program at the same time.” — Diane Ravitch, research professor of education at New York University and former Bush administration official.