Education in California underwent a seismic shift last week when Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 484, which eliminated the STAR testing system used in the state for the past 15 years and opened the door to the new Common Core nationwide standards. So far, 45 states and Washington, D.C. have adopted the standards.
But why are we drastically changing what and how children learn, and why now?
Common Core proponents believe students are not coming out of high school adequately prepared for the rigors of...
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