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The Common Core: Educational Redeemer or Rainmaker?


by Julie L. Pennington, Kathryn M. Obenchain, Aimee Papola & Leia Kmitta October 12, 2012

The Common Core State Standards are poised to guide U.S. educational practice and assessment for the coming years. This commentary examines the framing of the argument for the new standards by the constructors of the CCSS and how the alignment of resources during the implementation phase is tightly ensconced within the organizations who drafted the standards.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 12, 2012
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 16902, Date Accessed: 4/24/2014 10:26:48 PM

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  • Julie Pennington
    University of Nevada, Reno
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    JULIE L. PENNINGTON is an associate professor of literacy studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Her research focuses on autoethnographic methodology in teacher development and how teachers approach literacy instruction in culturally diverse settings.
  • Kathryn Obenchain
    Purdue University
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    KATHRYN OBENCHAIN is currently an assistant professor of social studies education at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Her research centers on democratic citizenship education in the United States and newly emerging democracies.
  • Aimee Papola
    Loyola University
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    AIMEE L. PAPOLA received her Ph.D. in Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. She now teaches in the School of Education as an Assistant Professor at Loyola University.
  • Leia Kmitta
    University of Nevada, Reno
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