Are We Moving from Common Standards to a Common Curriculum?

Rae Pica with David Sherman, Tom Vander Ark, Justin Snider

There has been some buzz around the topic of creating a national common core curriculum. The notion has engendered quite a bit of pushback, raising fears of loss of local control. We invited two education advocates and a practicing teacher join us to explore the implications.

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May 8, 2009
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David Sherman is a spokesperson for the American Federation of Teachers. Tom Vander Ark is a partner in Vander Ark/Ratcliff, an education public affairs firm, and a partner in a private equity fund focused on innovative learning tools and formats. He was the first Executive Director for Education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Justin Snider is a contributing editor at The Hechinger Report and is completing his doctorate in Politics and Education at Columbia University.
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