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- DescriptionWhy Conservatives Should Stop Opposing the Common Core (Common Core: Yea) by Sol Stern In the past few decades -- as progressives gained influence in universities and schools of education -- the idea of a coherent, content-rich curriculum has been erased from America's classrooms. Now, for all its faults, the Common Core State Standards represent the best opportunity we have to restore that structure in our schools. In this Broadside, Sol Stern shows how both sides of the education spectrum have misrepresented the Common Core. The left regards the standards as a threat to their ideological hegemony, while conservative pundits lack a true understanding of what they actually provide. Americans should see the Common Core as an opening to restore academic content to the nation's schools and reverse the influence of educational progressivism in our classrooms. Why the Common Core Is a Bad Idea (Common Core: Nay) by Peter W. Wood The latest effort to fix America's schools has backfired. In 2007, an elite group of would-be reformers devised a brilliant political strategy to transform education without ever facing public scrutiny. Their bold strategy, which became the Common Core State Standards, was astonishingly successful -- for a while. Then the American public took tice. In this Broadside, Peter W. Wood explains how the Common Core actually lowers standards while pretending to raise them and chokes off local control of our schools in favor of domination by the federal government and private groups. Bankrolled by the Gates Foundation, favored by political elites, and supported by true believers on both sides of the political spectrum, the Common Core once appeared unstoppable. But it can be stopped, and this book shows us how.
- Author BiographySol Stern is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor for City Journal. He has written about education reform and about the Israel-Palestine conflict for many publications, including Commentary and the New Criterion. He is the author of Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice and the Encounter Broadside A Century of Palestinian Rejectionism and Jew Hatred. Peter W. Wood is president of the National Association of Scholars and a former college provost and professor of anthropology. He is the co-author with Michael Tuscano of What Does Bowdoin Teach? and the author of Diversity: The Invention of a Concept and A Bee in the Mouth: Anger in America Now.
- Author(s)Peter W. Wood,Sol Stern
- PublisherEncounter Books,USA
- Date of Publication02/10/2014
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintEncounter Books,USA
- Weight128 g
- Width120 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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