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  •  Then your beef is with NY OSA not Smarter Balanced (2+ / 0-)
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    which the diarist references. Some states are developing their own tests, others work with one of the consortia, and some are doing both.

    That test scores will drop once these standards are part of operational testing is to be expected. Therefore, this is the best opportunity we have in decades to work towards depoliticizing education and to make supporting our schools, teachers, and students a shared and noncontroversial national priority. See how Finland did it!

    No transition is ever easy; however, the Common Core State Standards are not a sudden surprise to anyone who has been paying attention. They have been in the works for many years, and their adoption is even more critical now than it was twenty years ago. The trends to robotize and outsource jobs that do not require much in terms of an education will only accelerate in the years to come; the jobs that cannot be done by machines or workers in other countries will be filled by cheap imported labor.

    The biggest problems in education are not tests but students and their parents handicapped by poverty and neglect, underfunded schools and poorly paid teachers, and the relentless push by selfish individuals and greedy corporations to privatize education for profit while taxpayers continue to absorb the cost.

    If money is speech, then speech is money and I should be able to pay my bills with witty social commentary, astute political analysis or good old blarney

    by heiderose1 on Sat Sep 07, 2013 at 12:02:41 PM PDT

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