The following gigantic post is my thesis paper on an education reform program. Please be aware that at the time, the Common Core program was being run by the states and had no federal involvement. It was not the monstrosity we know and loathe today. Had it been allowed to continue as a state-run consortium, it might well have turned out much differently--we'll never know.
My hope is that this will not keep people from seeing anything else I have ever written. As I said, it is HUGE! If you want to see anything else, you'll have to scroll around quite a bit.
This paper is a policy proposal designed to return education to a system that produces mastery. As a teacher, that is a need I see every day. No child should be even one grade behind in any subject.
Well, read on and see what you think. (Also, please understand that the format in which you make citations for this type of paper doesn't translate well into the way blogs format text, so some of the citations might be a bit off as far as indentation and such is concerned. Oh well!)