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Are the Common Core Standards Voluntary?

Did states adopt the Common Core standards voluntarily, or were they forced to do so by the federal government? I’m not sure why¬†we would think the answer to that question matters very much. If adopting the CCSS would be good for a state, then their adoption by that state would be good. If adopting the […]

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The Limits of Teacher Autonomy

This post from Matt Bruenig has just enough educational implications for me to indulge some of my philosophical tendencies. Discussing Justin Green’s complaint about anti-discrimination laws infringing on personal freedom, Matt writes: Now ask yourself this question: can people in the U.S. refuse to engage in private commerce with anyone for any reason? The answer […]

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