Implementing the Common Core: The Politics & Promise of Higher Learning Standards
What is the Common Core? Does it represent a federal overreach? What challenges and opportunities does it present for students, teachers, administrators and parents? And how is it playing out in classrooms in Illinois? We hear from key education stakeholders about how the Common Core standards will shape the country’s challenging—and changing—education landscape. Interviews with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Frederick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, are followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A.