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'€œEmbrace the Common Core?'€ A Debate

'€œEmbrace the Common Core?'€ A Debate

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I am not exactly sure what '€œIntelligence Squared'€ is, but it sponsored an interesting debate about Common Core.

Speaking for Common Core was Mike Petrilli, president of the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Carmel Martin, formerly assistant secretary for civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education and a strong enthusiast for Race to the Top as well as the Common Core.

Speaking in opposition to the proposition of embracing the Common Core was Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Center in New York, and Rick Hess of the conservative American Enterprise Institute.

I found Burris and Hess far more persuasive than Petrilli and Martin.