Apr 23, 2018
In a speech earlier this year, the U.S. Secretary of Education called Common Core a disaster. In addition, Secretary Betsy DeVos said, “At the U.S. Department of Education, Common Core is dead." Despite that proclamation, one political scientist says Common Core is very much alive, with twenty-four states reviewing and revising their English and math standards under the Common Core.
Guest: Nicholas Tampio is the author of Common Core: National Education Standards and the Threat to Democracy. Tampio is also an Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.
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