Other Opinions on Common Core Standards

It’s not just me disagreeing with the people who want to get rid of the Common Core State Standards, it’s a host of thoughtful people. My favorite so far is from David Brooks, the conservative columnist from the New York Times. (I know this is an oxymoron, but he’s more conservative than everyone else there.)

A Circus Descends on Common Core – David Brooks (New York Times)

Common Core Spawns Widespread Political Fights – Bill Barrow (AP)

The sense you get from reading these articles is that the noise is about the noise, not about the substance of the standards.

Guest: Why students need the new Common Core education standards –  Katie Brown, Washington State 2014 Teacher of the Year

The Seattle Times supports it as well: Engage in new Common Core education standards.

About the Author

I am the Director of the Department of Early Learning for Washington State. I formerly represented the 48th Legislative District in the State House of Representatives, chairing the Appropriations committee and spent many a year at Microsoft.