What We’re Watching: Lessons Learned From the Common Core

What lessons can education reformers learn from the development and implementation of the Common Core? Rick Hess and Chris Minnich (of the Council of Chief State School Officers) discuss that question in this 20-minute video produced by AEI.

Earlier this week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos commented that “there isn’t really any Common Core anymore.”

She may have meant that there is no longer much debate over the Common Core because the new federal education law makes clear that the federal government cannot try to influence states’ decisions about whether to adopt the Common Core. However, as Andrew Ujifusa notes on Politics K-12, there are still many states using the Common Core standards and tests.

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