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The Wall Street Journal Gets Nailed for Its Inaccurate Coverage of Common Core

Karen Nussle, executive director of the Collaborative for Student Success, takes the Wall Street Journal to task on its recent Common Core coverage. The Collaborative came up with a whopping 9 mistakes and misrepresentations of the standards in the Journal, which we've cross-posted on our blog. Here are a couple of them:
Five years into the biggest transformation of U.S. public education in recent history, Common Core is far from common. As Nussle points out, this is “patently false.” Though 45 states initially adopted the shared academic standards in English and math, seven have since repealed or amended them. Of the original 45 states, only Oklahoma has lower standards that actually conflict with Common Core. Among the remaining 38, big disparities remain in what and how students are taught, the materials and technology they use, the preparation of teachers and the tests they are given. A dozen more states are considering revising or abandoning Common Core.
Karen is a veteran communications strategist with experience in the private, public, political and non-profit sectors. Her work has included strategic communications plans, public relations, advocacy campaigns, corporate communications, strategic planning, lobbying and advocacy and media training.

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