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A Great Idea at Risk

The Common Core is another great idea at risk of being sabotaged by our penchant for accountability. Call it what you will but in this day of global competition we need a set of national standards. We are the United States of America in everything except education, with fifty sets of standards and fifty ways to evaluate them. But the Common Core goes beyond the potential for national standards. ...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 3/26/2013 3:04:50 PM

My Response to "Arne Duncan's Distracting Gaffe."

Response to "Arne Duncan's Distracting Gaffe." National Journal Education Experts Blog. Posted March 4, 2013 The Schools Who Can Least Afford It By Dan Domenech The problem with the Sequester is that no one ever thought that it would happen. It is $85 billion in cuts without rhyme or reason. Indiscriminate cuts made regardless of program demand or effectiveness that will, by virtue of its ...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 3/4/2013 4:06:34 PM

States Must Work Together

From National Journal Education Experts Blog, Feb. 27, 2012 The standards movement was in its heyday when I first became superintendent of schools in Fairfax County Virginia back in 1997. The following year Virginia implemented its Standards of Learning (SOLs) and much of Virginia was in shock over the unexpected low performance of many of our students, including schools in heralded Fairfax Cou...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 2/29/2012 8:38:43 AM

Many Concerns, A Few Good Points

Reposted from National Journal Expert Blogs on Education, Oct. 17, 2011 It does not appear to us that there is sufficient common ground between the Harkin bill and what we have seen come from the House to suggest that ESEA will be reauthorized any time soon. We are concerned by the lack of an implicit assumption in the Harkin bill that state and local education leaders can act in good faith an...

Posted By Meg Carnes | 10/20/2011 10:49:19 AM

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