Reblogged with links to controversial blog posted by Diane Ravitch and David Coleman’s response.

Turn On Your Brain

Common-Standards Writer Named President of College Board – Curriculum Matters – Education Week.

This morning, David Coleman, of CCSS ELA Standards fame, was named the president of the College Board.

According to their website, the work of the College Board falls into the categories of college readiness (initiatives like AP classes and PSAT that “promote curricula, assessment tools, district and guidance resources that help K-12 students prepare for the academic rigors of higher education”), college connection and success (resources like the SAT, college and scholarship searches that aid “students, parents, colleges and universities in the areas of college planning, recruitment and admissions, financial aid, and retention), and advocacy work (“promoting high academic standards; supporting educators; and building critical connections between policy, research and real-world experience to drive systemic reform in education”).

Coleman has positioned himself to now be an integral player in reforming the SAT to be a…

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