Sad story about students being disciplined for opting out of PARCC testing.
The Common Core has become a flashpoint at the nexus of education politics and policy, fueled by ardent social media activists. To explore this phenomenon, this innovative and interactive website examines the Common Core debate through the lens of the influential social media site Twitter. Using a social network perspective that examines the relationships among actors, we focus on the most highly used Twitter hashtag about the Common Core: #commoncore. The central question of our investigation is: How are social media-enabled social networks changing the discourse in American politics that produces and sustains social policy?
A report on the current state of affairs and how we are hurting kids by pushing too much too soon.
From Richard Byrne
From Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post
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