Tag: college and career ready

Could High Standards Mean the End of Remediation in Higher Ed?

Evidence in Tennessee says yes. Data released this week as part of the Tennessee Higher Education fact book show a significant change in the state’s remediation rates. The percentage of college freshmen who needed math remediation went from 71 percent to 55 percent in the past four years. This means that more students attending higher education...

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Common Core and College Preparedness Go Hand in Hand

A recent article published by the Heartland Institute, claims that Common Core has led to a decrease in college readiness and that Common Core is “dumbing-down these colleges.” The article touts a college entrance exam that boasts being “non-Common Core.” This is a misleading claim that actually misses the point of Common Core. Common Core...

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Oklahoma at a Crossroads: Inferior Standards or Back to the Drawing Board?

Even though “it’s hard to tell” whether Oklahoma’s proposed education standards are “good enough,” the Tulsa World editorial board argues that lawmakers should approve the learning goals. They claim that State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister “says it’s time to move forward, and we agree.” Criticism of the new standards, the piece goes further to say, comes...

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Common Core’s English and Math Standards Prepare Students to be Good Citizens

Common Core State Standards fail to prepare students to fulfill their civic responsibilities because they are “silent on the skills and knowledge” students need to do so, argues Arnold Packer, a former assistant secretary for labor, in an opinion piece published by Education Week. “Because citizenship is not explicit in the standards for math and...

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