Noted education blogger Diane Ravitch, a former Education Department official under President George H. W. Bush, is an outspoken opponent of Common Core Standards. In her latest post, she notes that the man who is generally acknowledged as the creator of Common Core Standards, David Coleman, was unable to get a teaching job. (And while it's true that I am in the same boat, Coleman cannot blame C. J. Huff, Angie Besendorfer and the Legion of Doom at 32nd and Duquesne for his problem.)
And now the man who could not get hired for a teaching job is the one who is determining what most of the schools in the United States will be teaching.
That would be like putting someone who has never been a teacher in charge of the U. S. Department of Education.
Who would ever think of doing a thing like that?