California and D.C.: Yay, they’re the best!
California, D.C. and Indiana have language arts standards that are stronger than the Common Core, according to a new Fordham Foundation report. They also shine in math. And yet their students perform worse on NAEP than about anyone else. Again, I can’t help thinking about the disconnect between those standards sitting in files in state departments of education ad actual teaching and learning going on in classrooms. High standards? They’re like chocolate chip ice cream and baby animal photos: How can you not love them? But this sure does make one wonder if anyone has correlated strong standards with student performance. I would try to find out myself but ... OOOH, NEWBORN MONKEYS!!!