Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin' to sell
-- Bob Dylan

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Yong Zhao: Common Core = Uncommon Profits

University of Oregon professor Yong Zhao is an author and critic of current corporate reform policies in education. His new book, World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, will released by Corwin Press in August. The book includes three elements of an excellent education: personalized learning/student autonomy, product-oriented learning, and the globe as the campus.

Anthony Cody interviews Yong on his Living in Dialogue Blog, about the latest reform fad, Common Core standards. Yong says,
The Common Core Standards Initiative is having a great time, much like NCLB in its early days, with lots of money and lots of political power behind it. And of course there are many who would stand to make some money off and perhaps earn some political points from it as well and for these organizations and individuals the Common Core must continue. 
Read the complete interview here.  

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