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The Trouble with Common Core

Date: 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT September 20, 2013 Location: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Great Hall, 1624 NE Hancock St., Portland

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Westminster Presbyterian Church, Great Hall, 1624 NE Hancock St., Portland

It isn’t easy to find common ground on the Common Core. Already hailed as the “next big thing” in education reform, the Common Core State Standards are being rushed into classrooms in nearly every district in the country.

Although these “world-class” standards raise substantive questions about curriculum choices and instructional practices, such educational concerns are likely to prove less significant than the role the Common Core is playing in the larger landscape of our polarized education reform politics.

During this gathering, Karp will discuss both national and local implications of the Common Core. Participants will also share their own stories and questions. Come prepared to both listen and talk about how school reform is changing education.

Co-sponsored by Portland Area Rethinking Schools, the Center for Community Engagement and the Oregon Writing Project at the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling. 

This event is free and open to the public. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP below.

About the Presenter

Stan Karp is currently Director of the Secondary Reform Project for New Jersey’s Education Law Center, one of the nation’s most successful advocacy groups supporting the right of public school children to equitable, high quality education. Previously, he was a lead teacher in Paterson, New Jersey where he taught English and journalism to high school students for 30 years.

He is also an editor of the school reform journal Rethinking Schools and has written widely on school reform and educational policy for Education Week, Educational Leadership and other publications. He has co-edited several books, including Rethinking Our Classrooms: Teaching for Equity and Justice, and Rethinking School Reform: Views from the Classroom.

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Center for Community Engagement
Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling