Article: Whose Standards Are They?
Posted by George Thompson
We suspect that you and your staff have been dedicating time and energy to unravel and try to make sense of either the new Common Core Standards or newly revised state standards. At the Schlechty Center we have also been educating ourselves about the most recent standards, thinking hard about your challenges, and anticipating some of your current needs and interests. This article discusses the current issue of standards-both Common Core Standards and revised state standards-from the perspective of the Schlechty Center’s major concepts and frameworks. We know that you have state officials and others telling you what you need to know and how you need to proceed. You’ll find we take a different approach. We recommend questions for probing district discussion that might help strengthen your district’s direction while you and your staff think deeply about important content.
We are also offering a session (also entitled “Whose Standards Are They?”) at the 2011-2012 Working on the Work Conference in order to provide you and your districts additional support in this area.
We would love to have feedback on the article and this issue in general. Let us know what’s happening in your district with standards and how you imagine using this article.
President, Schlechty Center