Common Core Critiques '21st Century Skills' (and the Partnership Responds)

Sean Cavanagh, Education Week, Sept 17, 2009
Commentary by Stephen Downes

What's common about the Common Core people? This article examines the question: "To relegate today's students to rows of desks, a teacher at the front of the classroom espousing content, and a textbook with paper and pencil is to guarantee that our students will be left with the lowest skills and the lowest-paying jobs." Via Edouwonk, who says people ought to pay attention.
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