The Intersection

The Common Core State Standards & How They Will Change Teaching

September 19, 2012

“Why did our earlier efforts to establish standards not have the intended effect, and how are these new standards different?” This is the central question posed by Richard R. Schramm, vice president for education programs at the National Humanities Center in his Inside Higher Ed op-ed, “Strengthening the Core.” Going beyond generalizations, Dr. Schramm discusses specific examples of how previous learning goals in states varied dramatically on skills such as “discerning cause and effect.” He also tackles “…how might these standards, based on a ‘vision of what it means to be a literate person in the 21st century,’ change teaching?”

Read Dr. Schramm’s full article here.

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