Sawchuk, S. (2018, January 29). Heres One Way to Dispel Misconceptions About the Common Core.

There was no question that something as big as the Common Core State Standards, which underpin or influenced several dozens of states’ academic expectations, were always going to kick up some dust. Nearly from the beginning, though, the initiative faced a landmine of incorrect assumptions and half truths, ranging from those rooted in a misreading of the standards (students won’t read fiction anymore!) to the truly bizarre (schools are scanning children’s irises!). But it’s possible to correct the public’s misunderstandings of complicated policies, like the common core, by using a fairly simple tool, a new research project concludes.

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