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  1. Michael W. Perry

    The opposition to Common Core is impressively broad, from the Washington Post to religious home schoolers. And these ‘rollout’ troubles are merely a reflection of the fact that this massive change in education is massively untested.

    If I was an educational publisher, I wouldn’t compete with Pearson’s ability to influence state bureaucrats and politicians. I’d deliberately create an un-Common Core curriculum. It’d not only used tried-and-tested techniques, it’d offer material to fix problems Common Core creates for students.

    The last is important. Not all states will have the good sense to abandon Common Core before its problems become obvious. There’ll be a market for material transitioning kids away from their Common Core confusion.

    –Michael W. Perry, co-author of Lily’s Ride



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