Policy Documents

Invited Testimony for a Hearing in Michigan on House Bill 4276

Sandra Stotsky –
March 21, 2013

Common Core’s English language arts standards will not develop critical thinking or college readiness, will reduce the quality of the teaching force, and cannot be changed unilaterally by Michigan educators no matter what legislators and parents are told, says Dr. Sandra Stotsky in invited testimony to the Michigan legislature on a bill to withdraw the state from Common Core. She explains why, why the research that purports to support Common Core has been taken out of context or otherwise slanted, and suggests better alternatives that will actually help students learn while retaining Michigan control over its education system.