27th 2010
Raising Concerns about Race to the Top and Move Toward National K-12 Standards

Posted under Federal Government & Grades and Standards & Independence Institute & PPC & Research & School Accountability & State Board of Education

I’ve written plenty about Colorado’s ongoing quest for Race to the Top federal education grant money. I’ve noted both the promise and the peril within this pursuit. But one issue I have yet to highlight is the Race to the Top requirement that states sign on to the Common Core Standards.

In a new iVoices podcast, Colorado State Board of Education member Peggy Littleton explains how the pull of federal money threatens to lead us down a path towards national testing and curriculum, undermining local control and in some cases watering down the quality of standards. Follow this link or click the play button below to listen:

I’m certainly not the first (or even close to the smartest, best-informed), and won’t be the last, to chime in on this subject. So to help get you up to speed, I’ve posted a few pertinent links below:


3 Responses to “Raising Concerns about Race to the Top and Move Toward National K-12 Standards”

  1. Ed is Watching » Video: Peggy Littleton, Michael Johnston Debate Common Core Standards on 08 Jun 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    [...] Last week I introduced you to a new iVoices podcast with Peggy Littleton from the State Board of Education raising legitimate concerns about Race to the Top and a slide toward national standards. [...]

  2. Ed is Watching » Denver Post Follows My Lead, Notices Colorado’s Common Core Standards Debate on 08 Jul 2010 at 11:15 am #

    [...] little Eddie sometimes is way ahead of the curve on local education issues. Take Colorado’s emerging debate over Common Core Standards: Been there, done [...]

  3. Ed is Watching » Price for State Board to Adopt Common Core Standards Is Simply Too High on 30 Jul 2010 at 11:54 am #

    [...] mean for Colorado’s current and future students, like me. State Board member Peggy Littleton brought the important issue to our attention a couple months ago, and I’m very glad she [...]

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