Tag Archives: Call for Common Content

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: Diane Ravitch

29 Mar

The fundamentals of good education are to be found in the classroom, the home, the community, and the culture, but reformers in our time continue to look for shortcuts and quick answers. Untethered to any genuine philosophy of education, our current reforms will disappoint us, as others have in the past (Ravitch, 2010, pg. 225). Continue reading

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The Push for Common Curriculum: a Violation of the Spirit of Education

8 Mar

The call for a common curriculum has officially rumbled across the political wires. This week, 75 leaders in business, education, and government met to discuss and advocate the creation of shared curriculum guidelines. These guidelines will be based upon pre-existing common core standards.

While common curriculum guidance (also called “shared curriculum guidelines”) and common core standards are sister phrases, they are by no means identical in description. Continue reading