Monday, February 27, 2012

Questions You Can Ask David Coleman on Wednesday

If anyone's attending RIDE's "Conversation with David Coleman" on Wednesday, you might ask:

Race to the Top required adoption of "internationally benchmarked" standards, yet a benchmarking document for the final draft of the Common Core ELA standards was never released. Can you explain that decision?

Based on your study of the standards used by high-performing countries, which ones define the goal of the educational process as limited to "college and career readiness?"

How did you decide to omit the concept of genre from the Common Core standards?

Given that you've said "the text should be central, and surrounding materials should be included only when necessary, so as not to distract from the text itself," why are we here listening to you explain your text?

I could go on for quite a while like this...

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