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Sol Stern: A Conservative Defends the Common Core

August 17, 2012

While many conservatives have been suspiciously eyeing Common Core education standards because the Obama administration pushed them on states, several support these lists of what children should know in grades K-12 for math and language arts. Sol Stern, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Public Policy and contributing editor to City Journal recently defended the Core on CJ's pages, and joins the School Reform News podcast to go head to head with SRN managing editor Joy Pullmann over his case for them. He argues that the Core pushes school districts to do what they have needed to do for years: adopt a coherent, cohesive, content-based curriculum. But will this hope become a reality?