NEA Rethinks Common Core Strategy It Developed

Mike Antonucci reviews the latest information on the National Education Association’s (NEA’s) involvement in Common Core standards.  NEA president Dennis Van Roekel is calling for changes in implementation of the standards despite the fact that NEA officials were key players in the establishment and proliferation of the Common Core standards.

“I am sure it won’t come as a surprise to hear that in far too many states, implementation has been completely botched,” he wrote. “Seven of ten teachers believe that implementation of the standards is going poorly in their schools. Worse yet, teachers report that there has been little to no attempt to allow educators to share what’s needed to get CCSS implementation right. In fact, two thirds of all teachers report that they have not even been asked how to implement these new standards in their classrooms.”