In Common No More: The Politics of the Common Core State Standards, 1st Edition

  • Arnold F. Shober
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  • ISBN-10: 1440837716
  • ISBN-13: 9781440837715
  • DDC: 379.1
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Parents, teachers, and political groups have waged debates over the Common Core since the standards' adoption in 2010. This timely examination explores the shifting political alliances related to the Common Core State Standards Initiative, explains why initial national support has faded, and considers the major debates running through the Common Core controversy. The book is organized around four themes of political conflict: federal versus state control, minorities versus majorities, experts versus professionals, and elites versus local preferences.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Impossible Dream.
2: A Vision of Equity, Excellence, and Assessment.
3: The Conservative Imagination: States, Evidence, and Partisanship.
4: A Semblance of Ideology: Parents, Private Schools, and Privacy.
5: The Ghost of Education Future: Teachers, Tests, and Time.
6: The Reverie of the Left: Foundations, Think Tanks, and Interest Groups.
7: Through a Glass Darkly: The Way Forward.
Appendix A: Key Organizations.
Appendix B: Timeline.
About the Author.