Tag Archives: Linda Perlstein

States adopt Common Core Standards — education beat reporters and the public not following the story

I was skimming the e-mailed Education Week and spotted this headline — “Common Standards Watch: Tally Reaches 20.” That’s almost half the states in the country have adopted the proposed national standards. Where have I been that I’ve missed hearing and reading about the adoption rate? I know I haven’t been in high school faculty […]

Insight into impact of testing: ‘Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade’

If you’re interested in an inside-the-school look at how testing is affecting teaching, learning and the curriculum, this is the book — “Tested: One American School Struggles to Make the Grade.” Linda Perlstein did her homework, spending a year in Tyler Heights Elementary School in Maryland. She spent days, weeks and months being a part […]