REPOST-DIANE RAVITCH BLOG “Peter Greene: New York’s Curriculum Guides Prove that CCSS Is Unnecesary”

| August 8, 2014

Although Peter Greene teaches in Pennsylvania, he decided to review New York state’s curriculum guides about the Common Core standards. He pulls them apart and shows that they tell teachers to do what they were already doing, or they make demands that have no evidence to support them.

It is a hilarious deconstruction of engageNY, the state education department’s prized curriculum.

Greene concludes:

“So there you have it, in brief. EngageNY’s interpretation of the Core– one part useless foolishness, one part stuff that isn’t actually in the CCSS, and one part pedagogy that any non-brain-dead teacher was already using. Thank goodness the CCSS are here to save us.”