How can the Common Core complement and not conflict with school improvement efforts already at work across the United States? How can it be seamlessly integrated into accountability systems, teacher preparation and development, charter schools, and educational technology? This timely volume brings together prominent scholars and policy analysts to examine the pressing issues that will mark Common Core implementation. Whether or not you agree with the standards, the Common Core is coming, and this book will help policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders anticipate the challenges and take steps to address them.
Frederick M. Hess is director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and serves as executive editor of Education Next.Michael Q. McShane is a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI.
Introduction, Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShaneThe Lay of the Land, Michael Q. McShaneThe Role of Governors, Dane LinnTeacher Quality Reforms, Morgan PolikoffWill Charter Schools Lead or Lag? Robin Lake and Tricia MaasAccountability: A Story of Opportunities and Challenges, Deven CarlsonThe History of History Standards: The Prospects for Standards for Social Studies, Peter MeyerTechnology, Taryn Hochleitner and Allison KimmelVisions and Challenges for Multistate Governance and Sustainability, Patrick McGuinnA Reform at Risk? The Political Realities, Ashley JochimConclusion: The Common Core and the Reform Agenda, Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane