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Document Number: 10667

The Common Core Meets State Policy: This Changes Almost Everything - Though Mike Kirst’s outline describes the Common Core’s impact on California, it gives an idea of the broad implications for the other 44 participating states and the District of Columbia. The enormity, the complexity of the process is breathtaking. He describes how all key state education policies will change in fundamental ways: assessment, accountability, teacher evaluation, instructional materials, professional development, career and technical education, alignment between early childhood and college– an anxiety attack on six pages. However, he points out the Common Core also offers the possibility of a “great opportunity for improving student attainment” and a “new vision for teaching and learning.” (Mike W. Kirst, Policy Analysis for California Education, March 2013)...

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