Common Core Opponents Lack a Better Plan

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I would like to call your attention to Maureen Downey’s latest “Get Schooled” blog in this morning’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Downey is the education columnist and contributes a variety of blog entries during the week.

The column this morning, “Common Core opponents lack a better plan,” is authored by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute’s Michael J. Petrilli, executive vice president, and Michael Brickman, national policy director. Downey refers to the Institute as a “right-of-center education policy think tank.”

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education has worked closely with Fordham in looking for better ways to disseminate the facts about Common Core. We have advised them on particular issues we face here in supporting the standards and suggested ways to aggressively tell the story that the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards are the right thing for our state. The AJC article is a result of our collaboration.

We are proud to partner with this organization, which has been championing the Common Core State Standards across the country. We look forward to a continuing relationship with the Fordham Institute and others which factually tell the Common Core story. Mr. Petrilli will be our guest speaker at our next Critical Issues Forum, Nov. 12, 10 a.m. – noon, at Georgia Pacific here in Atlanta.

As always, we appreciate your feedback.