Today's Newsletter: Common Core Craziness Continues

Do we or don’t we? The back and forth and up and downs of the attempt to standardize instruction and assessment across this great country is almost as messy as Congress. Politico reports on pushback from Chicago to Colorado, Kentucky, Oregon and Florida. At the same time, organizations like the Center for American Progress continue to insist the ultimate results will be a plus positive for closing achievement gaps for girls and women—particularly girls and women of color. The result? According to a Gallup poll released this morning, Americans with students in public schools are essentially split in their opinion on the issue. In the meantime, other formative assessment techniques get sidelined. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director