Common Core Confusion

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The Common Core, a set of tougher academic standards, is the most significant change to public education in decades. New York Times reporter Javier C. Hernandez talks about the new standards and how they’re affecting students. His article “Common Core, in 9-Year-Old-Eyes” explores how the confusion of Common Core standards placed Chrispin Alcindor, a model student, at the bottom of his class. Hernandez will be joined by Alcindor’s teacher, Trisha Matthew.