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Fordham Gives The NGSS A ‘C’

I’m not sure how much of an impact this will have on states going forward, but Fordham’s final evaluation of the Next Generation Science Standards is out and the bottom line is that the NGSS are pretty mediocre. The whole report is readable, but you can get the main ideas from the document’s extra-readable forward. The authors […]

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Facts Are Interesting

Katharine Beals is 100% right about this problem with the vagueness of the Next Generation Science Standards: Science is one of those fields that should be inherently interesting to nearly everyone. But what is it that makes someone want to study, say, biology or earth science? Is it so they can learn how to construct arguments […]

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Good Comment On My NGSS Op-Ed

I was very pleased with how my anti-NGSS piece turned out over at EdSource, but there were definitely issues I could have explored further. I was therefore especially glad of this comment from a reader: Now that the NGSS has been integrated with the Common Core, there is something VERY interesting and concerning. The “evidence” […]

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California Should Not Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards

This piece initially appeared in a slightly different form on EdSource.org. With the release of the final draft of the Next Generation Science Standards, states must begin in earnest to consider replacing their own existing standards. California should be especially cautious in this deliberation because, by some measures, the Golden State already has some of […]

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