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Common Core Meets Education Reform

What It All Means for Politics, Policy, and the Future of Schooling

Frederick M. Hess Michael Q. McShane

240 pages
Teachers College Press
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. Introduction Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane 1.;The Lay of the Land Michael Q. McShane 2.;The Role of Governors Dane Linn 3.;Teacher Quality Reforms Morgan Polikoff 4.;Will Charter Schools Lead or Lag? Robin Lake and Tricia Maas 5.;Accountability: A Story of Opportunities and Challenges Deven Carlson 6.;The History of History Standards: The Prospects for Standards for Social Studies Peter Meyer 7.;Technology Taryn Hochleitner and Allison Kimmel 8.;Visions and Challenges for Multistate Governance and Sustainability Patrick McGuinn 9.;A Reform at Risk? The Political Realities Ashley Jochim Conclusion: The Common Core and the Reform Agenda Frederick M. Hess and Michael Q. McShane
Author Bio
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.