Monday, December 5, 2011

How much will it cost Oklahoma to implement Common Core?

"So far states have done the costless and non-constraining step of adopting a set of standards," Jay P. Greene writes.
Once the nationalizers try to make the standards concrete and binding by incorporating them into newly designed high-stakes testing, we are likely to see a lot more resistance. And adopting those new tests, revising teacher training, professional development, and textbooks to fit the national standards and testing will require considerable effort and expense—causing more states to rethink their initial support for Common Core.

There's little evidence that national standards will work, but there's no question they're going to cost Oklahoma taxpayers a bundle. So I repeat the question I asked nearly a month ago: How much is it going to cost?

1 comment:

Restore Oklahoma Public Education said...

Thanks Brandon! We've had a problem getting an answer to that question too!