Turns out Common Core is not STEM-friendly

“As we have pointed out, standardization is inherently designed for standard, not exceptional, achievement. Because statewide standards in Utah and other states, including Common Core, are of the type that lead to standardization, it is impossible to assert as a logical argument that any of these sets of standards is the ‘best,’ especially when no evidence shows any correlation between ‘good’ standards and student achievement.”

So we wrote in a July 2012 report, analyzing Utah’s involvement in the nationalized Common Core standards, in which we recommended the state exit Common Core and develop its own curriculum drawing from the best methodology and resources in the world.

It turns out, we were right to be concerned.

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