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When I first read about the Common Core State Standards, I cheered.
Is the Common Core and its tests the path to college readiness? We think not.
There is no objective science by which we can predict future college readiness using grades 3-8 test scores. You can, at best make assumptions, based on correlations, with score thresholds that are capricious.
It has become clear that in New York State, the canary in the coal mine of the Common Core reforms, parents are sending a clear message by opting out.
Misinformation is part of a continuing strategy to paint a picture of American public schools as failures in order to sell the public the Common Core, charter schools and the corporate reform agenda.
I have concluded that the standards, as they are being implemented, are potentially harmful to students.
If a goal of public education is to expand the life chances of all students, why are we pursuing punitive policies and practices that push the opportunities of our most vulnerable students even further behind?
A study by the National Association of College Admission Counseling found that student college success was better predicted by high school grades than by test scores.