Alexander Russo is an excellent blogger whose goal is to give readers the inside scoop on all the latest education news and politics. His latest posting, “Common Problems with Common Core Reporting,” discusses the growing grassroots resistance among parents and students to a new set of tests being administered nationwide for the first time.
Russo discusses media coverage of implementation of Common Core testing, and writes, “But so far, at least, much of the media’s coverage of this spring’s Common Core testing rollout has been guilty of over-emphasizing the extent of the conflict, speculating dire consequences based on little information, and over-relying on anecdotes and activists’ claims rather than digging for a broader sampling of verified numbers. The real story—that the rollout of these new, more challenging tests is proceeding surprisingly well—could be getting lost.”
His article is worth a good read.