FROM A HORSE’S MOUTH:

Author of CCLS Appendix A Dr Moats harshly criticizes the CC. History repeats itself she says. She asks “when will we ever learn?”

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Dr. Louisa Moats, the nationally-renowned teacher, psychologist, researcher and author, was one of the contributing writers of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).

I will let Dr Moats speak for herself. I only add one comment at the end.

The following is from an interview that appeared in:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/child-development-central/201401/when-will-we-ever-learn

Dr. Bertin:  What has actually happened in its implementation?

Dr. Moats:  I never imagined when we were drafting standards in 2010 that major financial support would be funneled immediately into the development of standards-related tests. How naïve I was. The CCSS represent lofty aspirational goals for students aiming for four year, highly selective colleges. 

 

Our lofty standards are appropriate for the most academically able, but what are we going to do for the huge numbers of kids that are going to “fail” the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test?  We need to create a wide…

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