Putting Education Reform To The Test

Teacher’s Union President To Warn Common Core Effort Could Fail

The head of the nation’s second largest teacher’s union — and a Common Core supporter — is expected issue a warning the effort could fall apart because of poor implementation. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten is speaking in New York today.

Progressives fret over new exams, saying that the proliferation of standardized tests is damaging public education. Teachers worry that they haven’t had enough training and lack the resources to competently teach to the new standards. And conservatives say the new standards mean a loss of local control over education and amount to a national curriculum.

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