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  •  One simple argument to show this- (3+ / 0-)
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    IamGumby, houyhnhnm, kyril

    If corporate education concerns (i.e. textbook companies) were running the show with Common Core and Next Gen Science, the aligned textbooks would have been on the market already -- yet publishers are struggling to align their products to the new standards (NGSS isn't done yet).

    If these corporate concerns wrote the standards, they would be very different --- vague and fact-based -- because it is much easier to write products to meet the current superficial standards.

    •  it depends on your subject area (0+ / 0-)

      My district bought new textbooks already aligned with the CCS last year for ELA. Math is slated for this year.

      "If they give you ruled paper, write the other way" Juan Ramon Jimnez

      by Teiresias70 on Thu Jul 19, 2012 at 12:26:21 PM PDT

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      •  your district might have gotten screwed by a fancy (0+ / 0-)

        salesman.  Textbook companies have slapped "Common Core Aliged" on the cover but that doesn't make it so.  I know in math, there are a couple of series that are close (can't think of the name off the top of my head), but nothing that is very well aligned.

        In science, publishers are already saying that textbooks are aligned...and the final version of the standards is still 7-8 months away...

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