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    Common Core Arguments Have A Common Problem (Editorial)

Common Core Arguments Have A Common Problem (Editorial)

I have a confession to make: I do not have an opinion on the new common core standards. Since graduating from college, I have studiously avoided looking at any piece of educational material in order to avoid flashbacks to finals hysteria and certain unfortunate incidents with pop quizzes. But in many ways the arguments about universal standards for education are extremely familiar to me. Phrases like one-size-fits-all and high standards

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    Denver School Board Censors History

Denver School Board Censors History

For two weeks Denver high school students and teachers have been protesting. The issue is not sports funding or school lunches or any other cause in which students are usually involved. Their cause is important; the Denver school board wants to censor history. Students have boycotted classes, and teachers are calling in sick. Parents have joined their children in marches, and by attending school board meetings. The conservative members of

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