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Common Core : national education standards and the threat to democracy

Common Core : national education standards and the threat to democracy

Author: Nicholas Tampio
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2018 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is one of the most controversial pieces of education policy to emerge in decades. Detailing what and when K-12 students should be taught, it has led to expensive reforms and displaced other valuable ways to educate children. In this nuanced and provocative book, Nicholas Tampio argues that, though national standards can raise the education bar for some students, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Tampio
ISBN: 9781421424637 1421424630
OCLC Number: 1004424750
Description: ix, 200 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction. Do we need a Common Core? --
Arguments for national education standards --
Arguments against national education standards --
English standards, close reading, and testing --
Math standards, understanding, and college and career readiness --
Science standards, scientific unity, and the problem of sustainability --
History standards, American identity, and the politics of storytelling --
Sexuality standards, gender identity, and religious freedom --
Conclusion. Democracy, education standards, and local control --
Epilogue. Democracy and the test refusal movement.
Responsibility: Nicholas Tampio.


Ultimately, this lively and accessible book presents a compelling case that the greater threat to democratic education comes from centralized government control rather than from local education  Read more...


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In Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy, Nicholas Tampio offers a concise and readable anatomy of the Common Core movement as well as a case against national Read more...

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It IS a standards problem

by ParentAdvocate (WorldCat user published 2018-03-21) Excellent Permalink

As a parent of 2 children, one educated prior to the implementation of Common Core and one currently in the thick of it, I am thankful for the research and writings of Nicholas Tampio. I have seen...
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