Getting the Common Core right – By Ben Max

Current Education Director, Ben Max, delivers a comprehensive analysis of the Common Core standards being used in the New York City school system.

“I know the Common Core standards fairly well. For six years, culminating with the 2011-12 school year, I was a high school history teacher at a large, urban, public school in Massachusetts. For the last two of those years and the two since, I have been grappling with the Common Core – first, figuring out what it was all about and how it applied to my practice, then, writing Common Core-aligned curriculum for my school, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and then, upon my return to New York, briefly for CUNY and the City DOE.”